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Meitingen Market Town (Germany)

Markt Meitingen, Landkreis Augsburg, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-10-31 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Meitingen town banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 28 Oct 2020
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Meitingen Market Town

Meitingen Banner

It is a white-red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Oct 2020

Meitingen Coat of Arms

Renaissance shield Gules, over a fess wavy Argent a bear's torso of the same, armed Or and having a collar Or with annulet of the same.
The bear's torso is taken from the arms of the Lords of Meitingen, known since 1239. They moved to Augsburg and became very rich by trading. The tinctures red, silver and gold are reminding on the fact that the town belonged to the Counts of Burgau, who ran customs facilities in the village. Their arms had been bendy of six of Argent and Gules. The fess wavy is representing the Lech River, the eastern boundary of the village, and the Lech Canal. Meitingen gained the rights of a market town in 1989.
Source: "Der Heimatfreund", appendix of Augsburger Allgemeine (a newspaper), Augsburg 1953, p.4
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Oct 2020

The arms were approved on 29 February 1952 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Oct 2020

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