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Großaitingen Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Großaitingen, Landkreis Augsburg, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-10-31 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Großaitingen municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 27 Oct 2020
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Großaitingen Municipality

Großaitingen Banner

It is a white-blue vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Oct 2020

Großaitingen Coat of Arms

Shield lozengy of Argent and Azure, in centre an orb Or without cross.
Meaning:
In the 11th and 12th century the Chapter of Augsburg acquired so many estates in the area, that Gro▀aiting became the biggest connected possession of the Bishopric of Augsburg. Bishop Clemens Wenzelslaus of Augsburg (1739 - 1812) invited all municipalities alongside the Hochstraße (English: Highway), to mark their properties, among those boundary stones and boundary-posts, fences and public equipment, by local symbols. Großaitingen and the neighbouring Kleinaitingen chose as their symbols the orb from the arms of Schwabmünchen. Since the municipality belonged to Bayern, the shield was lozengy of white and blue. The former arms, displaying grain ears, branches of trees and rural tools around a shield were abolished in 1928.
Source: Klemens Stadler and Friedrich Zollhoefer: "Wappen der schwäbischen Gemeinden", Kempten 1952, pp.63, 151
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Oct 2020

The arms were approved on 21 August 1954 by Minister of Interior of Bayern. The banner in Bavarian colours white and blue had never been approved officially.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Oct 2020


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