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Karbach Market Town (Germany)

Markt Karbach, Landkreis Main-Spessart, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-03-05 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Karbach town banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Feb 2022
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Karbach Market Town

Karbach Banner

It is a yellow-blue vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Feb 2022

Coat of Arms

Shield Azure parted by a fess wavy Argent, above a kite statant reguadant Or with spread wings, beneath a minuscule "n" Or topped by a crosslet of the same.
The fess wavy is a representation of the name giving creek. Karbach was first mentioned in the 8th century, when it was donated to the Fulda Imperial Abbey. Around 812 it was donated to the Dominican Neustadt Nunnery, symbolised by minuscule and crosslet, the symbol of the nunnery and by the tinctures blue and golden from the nunnery's arms. The kite is an endemic bird in the region and is also alluding to the well-known model aeroplane shows in Karbach.
Source: Hans-Joachim Schreiber: "Kommunalheraldik im ehemaligen Landkreis Marktheidenfeld", Würzburg 1973, pp.106-109
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Feb 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 14 March 1973 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Unterfranken.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Feb 2022

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