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Birstein Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Birstein, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Darmstadt District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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Birstein Municipality

It is a blue-white-blue vertical triband with white fimbriation and ratio of stripes approx. 1:4:1. The coat of arms is shifted to the top within the central stripe.
inhabitants: 6,269
Main-Kinzig County
Darmstadt District , state Hesse
banner approval uknown
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 May 2017

Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, two bars Sable, charged with a bend sinister wavy Azure, in dexter chief a watermill's wheel with 16 paddles in counterchanged colours.
The bars are taken from the arms of the Counts of Isenburg(-Birstein), who played an important role in the local history. The bend wavy is symbolising the many (small) streams in the municipality, such as Salz, Bracht and Reichenbach. The millwheel is symbolising the many former watermills along these creeks. The number of paddles is representing the 16 villages and hamlets of the municipality.
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 May 2017

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