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Weiding Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Weiding, Landkreis Schwandorf, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-08-27 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Weiding municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 20 Aug 2022
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Weiding Municipality

Weiding Banner

It is a blue-white-red vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Aug 2022

Weiding Coat of Arms

Shield Azure, in base an embattled wall Argent masoned Sable with port of the same, issuant from wall a bishop nimbed Or and dressed Gules, wearing a mitre Gules and holding a crozier Or by his sinister hand and three balls Or by his dexter hand.
The bishop is St. Nicolas, the local patron saint, recognisable by his attributes crozier and three golden balls. The embattled wall is reminding on Frauenstein Castle, centre of the namesake lordship. Weiding had been its capital.
Source: "Oberpfälzer Wappenbuch - Öffentliche Wappen der Oberpfalz", Regensburg 1991, pp.168-169
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Aug 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 10 July 1991 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberpfalz.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Aug 2022

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