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Bergen Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Bergen, Landkreis Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-09-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Bergen (Mittelfranken) municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Sept 2021
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Bergen Municipality

Bergen Banner

It is a blue-white-black vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Sept 2021

Bergen Coat of Arms

Shield Azure, issuant from base a 5-fold mount Argent, inescutcheon shifted towards the top, parted per fess of Argent and Sable and charged with a vulture in counterchanged tinctures tongued Gules.
The mount (German: Berg) is a canting element. The area had been a condominion. The vulture (German: Geier) is taken from the arms of the Cupbearers of Geyern, the tinctures white and black are those of the Margraves of Ansbach, and the tinctures white and blue are those of the Dukes of Bayern. The shade of blue here is Bavarian Blue.
Source: "Unser Bayern", Heimatbeilage der Bayerischen Staatszeitung 1968 ( a newspaper appendix) , p.40
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Sept 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 12 September 1967 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Sept 2021

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