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City of Balingen (Germany)

Stadt Balingen, Zollernalbkreis, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Balingen city flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Sep 2013
approved 18 June 1975 See also:
  • County and Municipal Flags (Baden-Württemberg)
  • Zollernalbkreis
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • Germany

  • City of Balingen

    Balingen City Flag

    Description of flag:
    The ratio is 3:5. It is a black over white over yellow horizontal tricolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Sep 2013

    Balingen City Banner

    [Balingen city banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider,
    approved 18 June 1975

    Description of banner:
    It is a black - white - yellow vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
    Source: Stefan Schwoon spotted this flag on 29 February 2004 on a poster.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Sep 2010

    Balingen Coat of Arms

    Description of coat of arms:
    The shield is quarterly divided into silver (= white) and black. A black attire is in the golden (= yellow) chief.
    Meaning:
    To the village Balingen were granted city rights in 1255 by Count Friedrich of Zollern. Early seals just were quarterly divided. Balingen then belonged to the Lordship of Schalksburg, a dominion of the Zollern kin. It was sold to Württemberg in 1403. The last seal of the old type was proven in 1565. After 1535 acc. to Sibmacher (1605) the version with the attire, symbolizing the new rulers, prevailed. The colours of the stripes are the same as on the county flag. Black and white are the colours of the arms of Zollern, black and yellow of the arms of Württemberg. Balingen is the capital of Zollernalb County.
    Source: Stadler 1971, p.22

    Banner and coat of arms were approved on 18 June 1975 by minister of interior of Baden- Württemberg, published in GABl 131/1976. The colours are in use since 1922.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Sep 2010


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