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Aglasterhausen Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Aglasterhausen, Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2017-12-05 by klaus-michael schneider
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Aglasterhausen Municipality

Aglasterhausen Banner

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Dec 2017

Aglasterhausen Coat of Arms

Shield Argent with base Vert, upon base a house Gules between two poplars proper, on the roof a magpie proper.
The pattern is known from local seals from the 18th century. The trees had been similar to oaks and the bird in 1786 is already denoted as a magpie (German: Elster). The pattern was improved in 1900 and the trees turned to poplars. The tinctures were fixe in 1961. The municipality's name is interpreted as "Elsterhausen" (= house of the magpie), derived from Old High German "agilastra", a magpie or crow. The arms are thus partially canting.
Source: Landeskundliches Informationssystem Baden-Württemberg

The banner was approved on 7 June 1962 by Minister of Interior of Baden-Württemberg, published in GABl 336/1962.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Dec 2017

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