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Westerngrund Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Westerngrund, Landkreis Aschaffenburg, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-10-02 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Westerngrund municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Sep 2021
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Westerngrund Banner

It is a yellow-red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Sep 2021

Westerngrund Coat of Arms

Shield Gules; a lion rampant issuant Or, crowned, armed and tongued Azure and holding a herdsman's shovel Or in pale by his forepaws; in sinister chief hammer and mallet Argent in saltire.
The municipality was established in 1972 by a merger of the municipalities Huckelheim, Oberwestern and Unterwestern, which all were located in the name giving Westerngrund, a steep valley. The lion is a differentiation of the arms of the Counts of Schönborn, whose tinctures had been gold and blue. They had been local rulers including the local cognisance. The shovel is an attribute of St. Wendelin, the local patron saint. Hammer and mallet are symbolising the former mining of copper and silver in Huckelheim.
Source: "Unser Landkreis Aschaffenburg", Bamberg 1991, p.154
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Sep 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 24 March 1980 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Unterfranken.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Sep 2021

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