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Birgland Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Birgland, Landkreis Amberg-Sulzbach, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-04-02 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Birgland municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Mar 2022
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Birgland Municipality

Birgland Banner

It is a white-red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Mar 2022

Birgland Coat of Arms

Shield Gules, on top of a 5-fold-mount issuant Vert an embattled wall Argent masoned Sable, in chief two fleur-de-lis Argent.
The mount, actually a doublemount on top of a triplemount, is a canting element, as the name of the municipality means "highland" and is referring to the landscape of the Upper Palatinate Jura. The municipality was established in 1972 by a merger of Eckeltshof, Frechetsfeld, Fürnried, Poppberg and Schwend. In 1978 Sunzendorf was added. The fleur-de-lis are reminding on the Counts of Sulzbach, former local rulers. The embattled wall is taken from the arms of the Counts of Preysing, whose seat had been Lichtenegg Castle. The counts ruled the local district (Bavarian: Hofmark) from 1580 until 1759.
Source: "Oberpfälzer Wappenbuch. Öffentliche Wappen der Oberpfalz", Regensburg 1991, pp.26-27
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Mar 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 2 September 1976 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberpfalz.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Mar 2022

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