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Vorra Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Vorra, Landkreis Nürnberger Land, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-09-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Vorra municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Sep 2021
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Vorra Banner

It is a white-red-white vertical triband. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Sep 2021

Vorra Coat of Arms

Shield Argent a sabot Sable lined Gules; mantled at dexter Or a demi-eagle Sable armed and tongued Gules; at sinister Gules a cat rampant guardant Argent.
The demi-eagle is taken from the lesser arms of the Free Imperial City of Nürnberg, which acquired the former municipality of Alfater in 1504 and parts of the district (Bavarian: Hofmark) of Vorra. The cat is taken from the family arms of the patrician Tetzel family from Nürnberg, who acquired Vorra in 1597 and built a castle in 1602. The sabot is representing the former municipality of Artelshofen and is taken from the arms of the Holzschuher family, who owned Artelshofen Castle since 1531. In 1972 Vorra merged with Alfalter and Artelshofen.
Source: Eckhardt Pfeiffer: "Nürnberger Land", 2nd edition, Hersbruck 1989, pp.358-359
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Sep 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 13 June 1986 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Mittelfranken.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Sep 2021

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