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Karben City (Germany)

Stadt Karben, Wetteraukreis, Darmstadt District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Karben city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 8 June 2006
approved 20 March 1972 See also:

Karben City

It is a blue-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
inhabitants 21,602
Wetterau County
Darmstadt District , state Hesse
city formed between 1 July 1970 and 1 August 1972 by merger of Burg-Gräfenrode, Groß-Karben, Klein-Karben, Kloppenheim, Okarben, Petterweil and Rendel
banner approved on 20 March 1972
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 8 June 2006

Coat of Arms

Shield Or, two eagle's heads Sable averted armed and tongued Gules, chief Azure charged with three sheaves of grain Or ordered per fess.
The arms were newly designed in 1971 and show in chief the canting sheaves (German: Garben), which were also present in the arms of Okarben and Klein Karben. The eagle heads are taken from the arms of Rendel, where they appeard in an old 18th century seal of the village, which displayed the imperial eagle. Rendel belonged to the Imperial Estate of Friedberg. Originally the proposal displayed also a cross of the Teutonic Order, which had many possessions in the area. The cross was not added to the arms, to avoid overloaded arms.
The current arms were approved on 20 March 1972.
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 May 2017

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