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Nauheim (Groß-Gerau) Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Nauheim (Groß-Gerau), Landkreis Groß-Gerau, Darmstadt District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Nauheim municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 11 June 2006
in use since the 1950's See also:

Nauheim Municipality

It is a blue-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
inhabitants 10,226
Groß-Gerau County
Darmstadt District , state Hesse
banner in use since the 1950's.
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 11 June 2006

Coat of Arms

Shield sable, a paddle Argent.
The paddle had been as an instrument in laundries and is said to represent the local weaving mills in the, found in the field name "Tuchbleiche" and the street "Bleichstraße". But there is in fact no prove for this hypothesis. Historian Ernst Erich Metzner is interpreting the paddle as a symbol of shipping in the context of Schwarzbach River, which had been broader and thus navigable in the past.
Source: German Wikipedia
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Apr 2017

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