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Homberg upon Efze City (Germany)

Stadt Homberg (Efze), seat of Schwalm-Eder-Kreis, Kassel District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Homberg (Efze) city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 23 Oct 2006 See also:

Homberg upon Efze City

It is a blue-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
inhabitants: 13,907
Werra-Meißner County
Kassel District , state Hesse
banner approval unknown
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 23 Oct 2006

Coat of Arms

Shield Azure, in chief a lion passant Or tongued Gules, in base two lions rampant respectant Or tongued Gules.
Homberg gained city rights before 1231 and the oldest known seal dates from 1246. The seal shows a lion with unknown colours. A second seal, known since 1293 displays the lion barry of Hesse. In the 14th century the lion appears above three small mountains. This was later misinterpreted as a lion above three lion pups. Their number had been reduced to two since 1639. In the early 16th century the city also used a coat of arms not based on the seal. The shield displayed three trefoils, but was hardly used after the early 16th century, except in a banner from the 19th century.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.52
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 June 2017

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