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Schwanstetten Market Town (Germany)

Markt Schwanstetten, Landkreis Roth, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-09-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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Schwanstetten Market Town

Schwanstetten Banner

It is a white-green vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Sep 2021

Schwanstetten Coat of Arms

Shield Azure, a swan statant Argent armed Or on top of a mount issuant Vert, chief parted per fess embattled of Sable and Argent.
The current municipality was established on 1 May 1978 by a merger of Schwand Market Town and Leerstetten Municipality. The former was first mentioned in 1186, the latter in 1194. The punning swan is taken from a court seal of Schwand from 1468. The name is alluding to forest clearance by fire in the Medieval (local language: schwenden, which literally means: making disappear (the forest)). The line of partition is canting for "Stetten", a fortified settlement. The colours black and white on chief are those of the Burgraves of Nürnberg, local rulers since 1267, and the Margraves of Ansbach as their successors.
Source: Josef Specht: "Kommunale Wappen und Fahnen im Landkreis Roth ", in: "Heimatkundliche Streifzüge. Schriftenreihe des Landkreises Roth " vol.18, 1999, p.52
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Sep 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 13 February 1980 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Mittelfranken.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Sep 2021

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