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City of Backnang (Germany)

Stadt Backnang, Rems-Murr Kreis, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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City of Backnang

Backnang City Banner

Description of banner:
It is a blue (light) - yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is slightly shifted to the top and nearly touching both vertical edges of the banner.
Source: Stefan Schwoon spotted this banner on 4 May 2003 at the local town hall.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2013

Backnang Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per pale into silver (= white) and black. The dexter side displays three black attires ordered paly. The sinister side displays a light blue imperial globe with golden (= yellow) metal fittings and topped by a cross patty of the same colour.
Meaning:
The oldest seal of the city, prints exist since 1312 displayed an eagle, probably of the Zähringen kin. In 1324 the town became part of Württemberg and soon thereafter the three attires appeared. At first the attirers were in the proper colours of Württemberg (black on gold; 1535), but in the late 16th or 17th century the colours were changed. The shield was divided per pale into silver and black with the attires in counterchanged colours. This was probably done to avoid confusion with the arms of Württemberg. The imperial globe, which appeared on a few seals since the 16th century, is probably taken from the arms of the St. Pancras monastery in the city and became later on a local symbol.
Source: Stadler 1971, p.17

The current coat of arms was fixed in 1903.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2013


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