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Merenschwand commune (Aargau canton, Switzerland)

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[Flag of Merenschwand] image by Pascal Gross

Azure a Swan proper standing of a Mount Vert and two Bulrush issuant.
Željko Heimer, 10 March 2001

The swan (in German Schwan) on the flag of Merenschwand makes it partially canting.
Pascal Gross, 7 March 2001

[In earlier times names like -schwand, Schwand(en), Schwände etc. were often misinterpreted as coming from "Schwan" (swan).
This has often turned out to be wrong, much more likely the meaning comes from the old German term "schwenden" which means clearing trees by fire. – This emblem is proved since 1518.]

Benzenschwil (until 31 December 2010)

[Flag of Benzenschwil] image by Pascal Gross

Azure an Arm proper issuant from sinister clad in shirt Argent and overcoat Or holding an Auger of the second with a handle of the third.
Željko Heimer, 6 March 2001

[On 1 January 2011 Benzenschwil became part of Merenschwand, as it already was until 1813.]