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Babenhausen (Hessen) City (Germany)

Stadt Babenhausen (Hessen), Landkreis Darmstadt-Dieburg, Darmstadt District, Hesse

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[Babenhausen (Hessen) city banner]
5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 25 May 2006
[Babenhausen (Hessen) city banner#2]
5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 25 May 2006

approved 30 April 1981 See also:

Babenhausen (Hessen) City

It is a red-white-red vertical triband with ratio of stripes approx. 1:4:1. The red stripes are divided by a thin yellow line each. The coat of arms is shifted to the top within the central stripe.
inhabitants 16,426
Darmstadt-Dieburg County
Darmstadt District , state Hesse
banner approved on 30 April 1981
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 25 May 2006

Coat of Arms

Shield quartered, 1st and 4th quarter Or three chevrons Gules, 2nd and 3rd quarter Argent two lions passant guardant, or leopards passant, Sable tongued Gules and set in pale.
In 1295 Babenhausen gained some privileges of a city and got its oldest seal around 1310. The chevrons are taken from the arms of the Lords of Hanau. The leopards are taken from the arms of the Lords of Hohenlohe. Babenhausen became a possession of Ulrich von Hanau in 1310 as a wedding present from his wife Agnes von Hohenlohe. Until 1736 the city was seat of a subcounty and since 1458 the residence of the parts of County Hanau-Lichtenberg on the Eastern bank of the Rhine.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.17
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 May 2017

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