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Weida City (Germany)

Stadt Weida, Kreis Greiz, Thuringia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Weida city banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, See also:

Weida

Weida Banner

The image above shows a vertically hoisted flag (or hung, by four straps) – swallow tailed at the bottom - vertically divided black and yellow and bearing the city arms in the centre. These arms are: or a gated city wall rose, a willow tree sinople, issuant between two towers gules roofed azure."“Rose" as in Canadian heraldic parlance but here, obviously, a mistake in colouring. (approximate dimensions as 65 cm x 80 cm / see image below)
The flag shows the colours black and yellow in two horizontal stripes of equal width.  The arms are situated in the centre of the flag, over the two coloured stripes.
Sources: Stefan Schwoon's database and §2(3) of Hauptsatzung of 8 May 2007, current version of 3 January 2014
Jan Mertens, 15 Nov 2008

Weida Coat of Arms

Nowadays Weida describes its arms and flag as follows:
"The arms show, on a field of gold, a green willow tree growing between two red towers with blue roofs placed on a red town wall having a gate in the middle. "
Meaning:
Ralf Hartemink’s webpage shows two renditions of the arms: "The willow (Weide) branch is a canting symbol, which also already appeared on the old seal" (1333). (The ‘Hauptsatzung’ says “Weidenbaum” = willow tree.)
Source: §2(2) of Hauptsatzung of 8 May 2007, current version of 3 January 2014
Jan Mertens, 15 Nov 2008

Weida Swallow Tail Banner

[Weida city banner swallow tailed] image sent by Jan Mertens, 15 Nov 2008

Presentation of Weida

Weida had 8797 inhabitants in 2015 and covers 36.8 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Oct 2016


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