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Allendorf (Lumda) City (Germany)

Stadt Allendorf (Lumda), Landkreis Gießen, Gießen District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-06-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Allendorf (Lumda) flag] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 22 Aug 2006
approved 26 May 1988 See also:

Allendorf (Lumda) City

Banner:
It is a black-blue-black vertical 3-stripes flag. The coat of arms is shifted to the top within the blue stripe. The stripes are divided by a white fimbriation.
inhabitants 4,167
Gießen county
district Gießen [Giessen], state Hesse
flag approved 26 May 1988
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther, with kind permission.
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 22 Aug 2006


Variant

[Allendorf (Lumda) banner-variant] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 22 Aug 2006
approved 1948

Banner:
It is a blue-black vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is slightly shifted to the top, displaying in a shield Argent a sinister-facing lion rampant barry of eight of Azure and Sable.
Jörg Majewski, 22 Aug 2006


Plain Bicolour

[Allendorf (Lumda) plain bicolour] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 10 June 2017
reported 1967

Banner:
It is a blue-black vertical bicolour.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.15
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 June 2017


Coat of Arms

Shield Azure with bordure sable, a lion rampant barry of seven of Argent and Gules, armed and crowned Or.
Meaning:
The lion in the arms is the lion of Hesse, which already appears in the oldest known seal of the town, dating from the early 14th century. In the 16th century the lion was accompanied by a tower and in 1605 the bordure was added. In the 19th century the lion was placed in a silver shield, which, in turn, became blue again in the late 19th century. As the arms were never officially granted, it was proposed in the 1950s to change the field into silver and to make the lion red. This was proposed as the colours in the arms are heraldically not correct. Allendorf gained city rights in 1961.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.15
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Mar 2017


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