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Bechtsrieth Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Bechtsrieth, Landkreis Neustadt an der Waldnaab, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-06-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Bechtsrieth municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 June 2022
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Bechtsrieth Municipality

Bechtsrieth Banner

It is a blue-white-red vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 June 2022

Bechtsrieth Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale, a dexter a phoenix Argent ascending from flames issuant Gules, at sinister Argent a fess Azure.
The phoenix is taken from the arms of the Preisling family, who between 1706 and 1848 owned an estate as subjects under direct rule of the sovereign (German: Landsassen) and held the local cognisance in Trebsau. The phoenix furthermore is symbolising the "rebirth" of the municipality on 1 January 1994, after it had been incorporated into Irchenrieth in 1978. After a long struggle the independence was regained. The sinister half displays the arms of the Margraves of Leuchtenberg, to which the village belonged until the 17th century.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 June 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 6 February 1995 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberpfalz.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 June 2022

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