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Hofbieber Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Hofbieber, Landkreis Fulda, Kassel District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-06-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Hofbieber municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 13 Oct 2006
approved 13 May 1976 See also:

Hofbieber Municipality

Banner:
It is a green-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
inhabitants: 6,371
Fulda County
Kassel District , state Hesse
banner approved on 13 May 1976
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 13 Oct 2006


Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, an eradicated beech Vert having 16 leaves and a branch cut, accompanied in sinister base by a Latin cross Sable.
Meaning:
The beech (German: Buche) is symbolising forestal riches. Hofbieber is located in a region, which had been denoted by St. Boniface as "Buchonia" (= land of beeches) in the 8th century. The number of leaves is representing the 16 former municipalities of Hofbieber. The cut branch is representing the Iron Curtain, which divided Germany until 1990 and is alluding to the fact that parts of the municipalities got lost due to German dispartment after WW2 in 1949. The cross is referring to the Abbey of Fulda, to which the area historically belonged and is stressing the Catholic roots of the local people.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 June 2017


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