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Kirchenpingarten Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Kirchenpingarten, Landkreis Bayreuth, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-08-15 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Kirchenpingarten municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Aug 2020
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Kirchenpingarten Banner

It is a yellow-black-yellow vertical triband. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Aug 2020

Kirchenpingarten Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess; above a demi-lion issuant rampant Or, crowned, armed and tongued Gules, holding a beehive Or by his forepaws; beneath Argent a fess Azure, charged with four bees proper.
The beehive is a canting element, as the name of the municipality means something like "parish of the bees' garden". The lion is symbolising that the municipality historically belonged to the Oberpfalz (Upper Palatinate). The blue fess is taken from the arms of the Margraves of Leuchtenberg, who had been lieges of Lienlas until 1646. The bees are also canting. Their number is symbolising the former municipalities Kirchenpingarten proper, Lienlas, Reislas and Tressau, which merged in 1972. Please note that blason says the bees would be Argent.
Source: Haus der bayrischen Geschichte
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Aug 2020

Banner and arms were approved on 2 June 1986 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberfranken.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Aug 2020

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