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Sontra City (Germany)

Stadt Sontra, Werra-Meißner-Kreis, Kassel District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Sontra city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 10 Oct 2006
approved 1967 See also:

Sontra City

It is a red-white-red vertical triband with stripes of equal width. The coat of arms is slightly shifted to the top within the central stripe.
inhabitants: 8,668
Werra-Meißner County
Kassel District , state Hesse
banner approved in 1967
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 10 Oct 2006

Coat of Arms

[Sontra city coa] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 June 2017

Shield Or, a heraldic rose Azure barbed Vert, superimposed by a lion rampant barry of eight of Argent and Gules armed Or.
Sontra gained the rights of a market town in 1368. The oldest known seal from 1516 displays the lion of Hessen in a hexafoil, later in a quatrefoil. In the seal from 1610 the lion was placed onto a rose. This combination was already used previously, as the arms also appear in the armourial of Siebmacher (1605). Probably it already had appeared among a coat of arms in Rotenburg Castle in 1577. The current choice of tinctures was first painted by Otto Hupp.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.83
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 June 2017

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