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Schirmitz Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Schirmitz, Landkreis Neustadt an der Waldnaab, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-06-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Schirmitz municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 June 2022
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Schirmitz Municipality

Schirmitz Banner

It is a yellow-red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 June 2022

Schirmitz Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale, at dexter Gules a sinister facing lion rampant issuant Or, at sinister Argent a dragon rampant issuant Gules; chief parted per pale, at dexter Argent a fess Azure, at sinister Azure.
The dexter part of the chief displays the family arms of the Landgraves of Leuchtenberg, as the village belonged to their landgraviate until the 17th century. The sinister facing lion is taken from the arms of the Kastner family, to which Landgrave Georg Ludwig of Leuchtenberg donated the Schirmitz Estate in 1590. Ludwig of Karg sold the estate in 1772 to the Cistercian Waldsassen Nunnery. The dragon is a differentiation of the arms of the nunnery. The tinctures silver and blue on the sinister half (incl. chief) are symbolising that the area belonged to the Electorate of Bayern since 1650.
Source: "Oberpfälzer Wappenbuch. Öffentliche Wappen der Oberpfalz", Regensburg 1991, pp.104-105
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 June 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 20 June 1980 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberpfalz.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 June 2022

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