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Birkenfelde Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Birkenfelde, Kreis Eichsfeld, Thuringia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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Birkenfelde Municipality

Birkenfelde Banner

It is a white-red vertical bicolour with coat of arms shifted to the top.
Sources: Stefan Schwoon's database and 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Birkenfelde
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Oct 2016

Birkenfelde Coat of Arms

The shield is silver with green base, displaying a green birch eradicated silver, charged with a black chain hanging from the lower branches and a red inescutcheon, charged with three blue bars, the lowest bar charged with one silver lens, both others with three silver lenses.
Meaning:
The birch (German: Birke) is canting. The chain is representing St.Leonhard, the local patron saint. The inescutcheon displays the arms of the Linsingen kin. The lenses (German: Linsen) are thus also canting.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Oct 2016


Presentation of Birkenfelde

Birkenfelde had 567 inhabitants in 2015 and covers 8.4 km². The municipality was first mentioned in 1055.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Oct 2016


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