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Schmidgaden Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Schmidgaden, Landkreis Schwandorf, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-08-27 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Schmidgaden municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 19 Aug 2022
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Schmidgaden Municipality

Schmidgaden Banner

It is a red-white-green vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Aug 2022

Schmidgaden Coat of Arms

Shield Argent a beech Vert issuant from base wavy of the same, chief Gules a scythe blade Argent in fess.
The blade is referring to the Lords of Schmidgaden, the local rulers, and to the rural character of the municipality as well. The beech is representing Buchtal and is thus canting. Buchtal is famous for its ceramic manufacturing plant. The colours white and red are those of the Paulsdorfer kin, who held the right of patronage of the local parish church.
Source: "Oberpfälzer Wappenbuch - Öffentliche Wappen der Oberpfalz", Regensburg 1991, pp.158-159
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Aug 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 12 April 1965 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Aug 2022

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