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Seeheim-Jugenheim Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Seeheim-Jugenheim, Landkreis Darmstadt-Dieburg, Darmstadt District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Seeheim-Jugenheim municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 3 June 2006
approved 30 August 1983 See also:

Seeheim-Jugenheim Municipality

It is a blue-white-blue vertical triband with ratio of stripes approx. 1:3:1. The coat of arms is shifted to the top within the central stripe.
inhabitants 16,335
Darmstadt-Dieburg County
Darmstadt District , state Hesse
banner approved on 30 August 1983
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 3 June 2006

Coat of Arms

The arms are divided by an embowed chevron reversed Or; above Gules a 6-point star Argent, beneath Azure, charged with a horseshoe Argent at dexter and a winemaker's knife Argent at sinister.
The arms are more or less those of the former Seeheim municipality. The star is taken from the arms of the Counts of Erbach. Plough share and knife are symbols for the importance of agriculture and viticulture in the village. The meaning of the chevron is not known. The arms were granted to Seeheim in 1596 by Count Georg of Erbach. It appears also in images in the municipal hall and the local church from 1599. The tinctures are in use since 1956, the colour of the chevron was fixed in 1966. In the arms of Seeheim-Jugenheim the plough share was replaced by a horseshoe, which was taken from the arms of former Jugenheim municipality.
Sources: Stadler 1967, p.82 and Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 May 2017

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