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Dohna City (Germany)

Stadt Dohna, Landkreis Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge, Sachsen

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It is a yellow-blue vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Nov 2022

Dohna Coat of Arms

Shield Azure an embattled round tower Or masoned Sable with port Azure and roof Gules.
A castle had been in a sinuosity of the Müglitz River, which was first mentioned in 1040. Since 1113 it was ruled by an imperial burgrave. The burgraves gained a widespread area in the Eastern Erzgebirge by forest clearance and were about to gain the local sovereinty. But they were expelled by the Margraves of Meißen, who incorporated the area in 1402. Dohna was mentioned as a city in 1445. 50 villages belonged to the local parish in the Nisan Shire. The arms are based on the oldest known city seal from 1525.
Source: Bensing et alii 1984, pp.91-92
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Nov 2022

A palin bicolour is in use since 1900. The arms are traditional.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Nov 2022

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