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Eitensheim Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Eitensheim, Landkreis Eichstätt, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-10-16 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Eitensheim municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Oct 2021
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Eitensheim Municipality

Eitensheim Banner

It is a blue-white-red vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Oct 2021

Eitensheim Coat of Arms

Shield Gules a lion passant Or, chief Argent parted by a saltire Azure.
The red shield with one lion is a differentiation of the arms of the Chapter of the Bishopric of Eichstätt, which had been an important manorial lord until 1803. The arms of the chapter displayed three lions in pale. The saltire is the attribute of St. Andrew, the local patron saint. The parish church dedicated to the saint was sanctified by the Bishop of Eichstätt probably between 1182 and 1197.
Sources: A. Hirsch: "Do bin I dahoam" , Eitensheim 2014, p.148 and Karl Zecherle: "Gemeindewappen im Kreis Eichstätt", Eichstätt 1985, pp.26-27
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Oct 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 10 June 1983 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberbayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Oct 2021

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