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Gschwend Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Gschwend, Ostalbkreis, Baden-Württemberg

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Gschwend Municipality

Gschwend Banner

It is a red-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Dec 2018

Gschwend Coat of Arms

Shield Or, a flame Gules with three tongues, flanked by two firs Vert, one in dexter chief and one in sinister base.
The local seal from 1820 displayed a crayfish in an oval shield. As nobody knew the meaning of the crayfish, this pattern had been forgotten. The Stuttgart Archives suggested other ams in 1926, the draft showed a burning branch, alluding to local fire clearance (Southern German: geschwendet) in the past. The municipality adopted the current pattern in 1926.
Source: Landeskundliches Informationssystem Baden-Württemberg
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Dec 2018

The state government approved banner and arms on 26 May 1952.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Dec 2018

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