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Großschweidnitz Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Großschweidnitz, Landkreis Görlitz, Sachsen

Last modified: 2022-09-17 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Großschweidnitz municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Sep 2022
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Großschweidnitz Banner

It is a blue-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Sep 2022

Großschweidnitz Coat of Arms

Shield Or parted by a bridge Azure having one complete arch and two more half arches in flanches, under the central arch a rod of Asklepios of the same, on chief a bobbin Azure in fess with filaments Or, orle Azure charged with 12 millwheels Or.
The bridge is representing the railway viaduct crossing the Höllengrund, a gorge. It was finished in 1847. The rod of Asklepios is symbolising the local hospital. The bobbin is representing textiles industries, especially the production of linen. The millwheels are a represention of the former local 12 watermills. The tinctures are those of Upper Lusatia.
Source: this online newspaper
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Sep 2022

Banner and arms were introduced on 27 August 2016 and adopted shortly before.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Sep 2022

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