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Birkenfeld Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Birkenfeld, Enzkreis, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2018-10-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Birkenfeld (Württemberg) municipal banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Oct 2018 See also:

Birkenfeld Municipality

Birkenfeld Banner

It is a yellow-blue vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Oct 2018

Birkenfeld Coat of Arms

Shield Or, an oak twig Vert with two leaves and three acorns, chief Azure, charged with a chain Or, having four links and a framed jewel Gules in its centre.
The coat of arms combines elements from the arms of the former Birkenfeld municipality and Gräfenhausen, which had been incorporated on 1 January 1972. The chief with chain and jewel had already been part of the former arms of Birkenfeld. It is representing the local production of jewellery. The main quarter displayed a plough share, which had been replaced by the oak twig from the arms of Gräfenhausen, which had been used as a mere decorating ornament in local seals and in the former arms of Gräfenhausen before 1930, however having different tinctures.
Source: Landeskundliches Informationssystem Baden-Württemberg
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Oct 2018

The banner had been approved, either plain or with the former arms, by Minister of Interior of Baden-Wüürttemberg, published in GABl 299/1964. The current arms were approved on 27 December 1979 by the county administration, published in GABl 255/1980.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Oct 2018

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