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Schlüchtern City (Germany)

Stadt Schlüchtern, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Darmstadt District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Schlüchtern city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 9 July 2006 See also:

Schlüchtern City

It is a blue-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
inhabitants: 15,827
Main-Kinzig County
Darmstadt District , state Hesse
banner approval unknown
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 9 July 2006

Coat of Arms

Shield Azue, St. Michael, dressed and winged Or, nimbed Argent, the nimbus charged with a crosslet Gules. The angel holds a sword and a pair of scales, both Argent, in his hands.
Schlüchtern gained city rights and its oldest seal around 1560 from the Counts of Hanau. The seal displayed St. Michael, the local patron saint, with his attributes sword and scales. Due to misinterpretation of the seal the figure had been considered to be Justitia, the Goddess of Justice, because the long robe appeared to be a female robe.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.81
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 May 2017

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