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Langenaltheim Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Langenaltheim, Landkreis Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-09-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Langenaltheim municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 18 Sep 2021
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Langenaltheim Municipality

Langenaltheim Banner

It is a blue-white-red vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Sep 2021

Langenaltheim Coat of Arms

Shield Gules a pick axe Argent in pale hafted Or and flanked by three 5-point stars Argent ordered 2:1, chief vair.
The vair is taken from the arms of the Counts of Pappenheim, local rulers between 1541 and 1806. The stars are taken from the arms of the Lords of Mörnsheim. The tinctures white and red had been those of the Bishopric of Eichstätt. The pick axes is representing the many local stone quarries.
Source: "Unser Bayern", Heimatbeilage der Bayerischen Staatszeitung 1972 (a newspaper appendix) , p.8
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Sep 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 27 April 1971 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Mittelfranken.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Sep 2021

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