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Althengstett Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Althengstett, Landkreis Calw, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2018-11-24 by klaus-michael schneider
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Althengstett Municipality

Althengstett Banner

It is a white-blue vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Nov 2018

Althengstett Coat of Arms

Shield Azure with base Vert, on base a horse forcene Argent.
The village was first mentioned around 1120 as "Hingesteten", related to a donation of Hirsau Monastery. The name is derived from a person's proper name. The current name in the arms is referred to by the stallion (German: Hengst). The stallion forcene first appeared on local seals (no date given in source). The Archive of Stuttgart suggested the pattern in 1920 as canting. The current form and tinctures were finally introduced in 1952.
Source: Landeskundliches Informationssystem Baden-Württemberg
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Nov 2018

The banner was approved on 8 June 1982 by the county administration, published in GABl 558/1983.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Nov 2018

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