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Groß-Rohrheim Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Groß-Rohrheim, Landkreis Bergstraße, Darmstadt District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-05-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Groß-Rohrheim municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 26 June 2006
approved 7 February 1969 See also:

Groß-Rohrheim Municipality

Banner:
It is a red-white-red vertical triband with ratio of stripes approx. 1:4:1. The coat of arms is shifted to the top within the central stripe.
inhabitants 3,735
Bergstraße County
Darmstadt District , state Hesse
banner approved on 7 February 1969
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 26 June 2006


Coat of Arms

Shield quartered; above at dexter Or a lion rampant guardant Gules, crowned, armed and tongued Azure; above at sinister Gules two 6-point stars Argent in fess; beneath at dexter Azure a reed Or; beneath at sinister Argent, a facetted cross fitchy Gules.
Meaning:
The arms are based on the seal of the local council from 1613. The first quarter shows the lion of Katzenelnbogen. The second shows two stars taken from the arms of the Counts of Erbach. Both families ruled the village for a period during the 14th-17th century. The cross is the symbol of the Lorsch Abbey, to which the village belonged for many centuries. The reed in the third quarter is a canting element (Rohr = reed).
The arms were designed and approved in 1930.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.43
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 May 2017


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