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Bebra City (Germany)

Stadt Bebra, Hersfeld-Rotenburg-Kreis, Kassel District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Bebra city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 19 Nov 2006
approved 1967 See also:

Bebra City

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
inhabitants: 14,745
Hersfeld-Rotenburg County
Kassel District , state Hesse
banner approved in 1967
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 19 Nov 2006

Coat of Arms

Shield Gules, a beaver rampant Argent tailed Sable over a pair of bendlets Argent and a pair of bendlets sinister Argent crossed per saltire.
The beaver (German: Biber) is a canting element, the city's name is derived from Biberahe (or Biberwasser, = beaver-water). The lower part of the arms is symbolising the importance of the railway lines in the late 19th century. The colours are those of the Hersfeld Abbey, which ruled the area for many centuries. The design of the beaver slightly changed. At least until 1967 the beaver had been passant with a white tail.
In 1935 Bebra gained city rights. As no historical arms were known, the new arms were designed and approved in 1930.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.21
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 June 2017

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