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Kirtorf City (Germany)

Stadt Kirtorf, Vogelsbergkreis, Gießen District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Kirtorf city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 1 Oct 2006
approved 30 July 1980 See also:

Kirtorf City

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
inhabitants 3,532
Gießen District , state Hesse
banner approved 30 July 1980
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 1 Oct 2006

Coat of Arms

Shield Azure, a helmet Or illuminated Gules, scarved Argent and Gules, crested with a pair of buffalo horns Argent with birch branches Or pinned onto the horns.
The arms show the helmet and crest of the Counts of Hessen. The town became part of Hessen in 1450, previously it had belonged to the Counts of Ziegenhain. The oldest seal with the arms is known from 1489, but the seal itself probably is older. All later seals and images show the same arms, although the colour of the field is sometimes shown as red.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.56
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 May 2017

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