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Feldatal Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Feldatal, Vogelsbergkreis, Gießen District, Hesse

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[Feldatal municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 23 Sep 2006
approved 21 March 1984 See also:

Feldatal Municipality

It is a vertical 5-stripes banner with alternating yellow and red stripes. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
administration seat: Groß-Felda
inhabitants 2,850
Gießen District , state Hesse
municipality formed on 31 December 1971 by 7 villages
banner approved 21 March 1984
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 23 Sep 2006

Coat of Arms

Shield Or, a harpy Gules crowned Azure, superimposed by an inescutcheon Argent, charged with a mallet Azure in bend, accompanied by four nails Azure, two above and two beneath.
The eagle with female face (= harpy) is taken from the arms of the Von Merlau and Von Felda kins, who ruled the village for many years. Hammer and nails are representing the local craftsmen working as nail-makers. It was the main business in Groß-Felda in the 19th century.
The arms were approved on 4 March 1984.
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 May 2017

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