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Lollar City (Germany)

Stadt Lollar, Landkreis Gießen, Gießen District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Lollar city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 24 Aug 2006
approved 11 February 1982 See also:

Lollar City

It is a vertical blue-white-blue 3-stripes banner with ratio approx. 1:3:1. The coat of arms is shifted to the top within the white stripe. The blue stripes are charged with a thin yellow stripe.
inhabitants 10,169
Gießen county
district Gießen, state Hesse
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther, with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 22 Aug 2006

Coat of Arms

The shield is parted per fess. Above Azure a horsehead Argent tongued Gules. Beneath Gules a throughout bridge Or masoned Sable, beneath the arch a coin Argent.
The arms display the local bridge, which played an important role in the development of the town. The bridge was built in 1711 and became important for the traffic from Hamburg southwards. It was a toll-bridge, for each horse and cart a Kreuzer ( a small coin) had to be paid. The bridge was such a success that, already in 1789, the wooden bridge was replaced by a stone bridge, which is seen on the arms. In 1956 the arms were displayed as below. These arms are derived from the oldest seal of the village, dating from the late 16th century. Those arms displayed a linden tree and a bench, symbols for the local court.
The arms were approved on 3 March 1967.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.63
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Mar 2017

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