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Pfarrkirchen City (Germany)

Stadt Pfarrkirchen, Landkreis Rottal-Inn, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-02-19 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Pfarrkirchen city banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Feb 2022
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Pfarrkirchen Banner

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Feb 2022

Pfarrkirchen Coat of Arms

Shield Azure a church Argent with roofs Gules and a weather cock Or on top of the eastern end of the nave, chief Argent charged with a panther passant Gules.
The canting parish church (German: Pfarrkirche) appeared already on the first town seal with prints since 1374, had however just one tower. The current arms were introduced in 1447. The panther is a differentiation of the arms of the Palatine Counts of Spanheim, who died out in 1248. In 1805 the panther was replaced by the Bavarian lion. In 1819 a 2nd tower was added for good and the panther was restored. The 2nd tower also appeared on armourials from the 16th century. Pfarrkirchen is the seat of Rottal-Inn County.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.41
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Feb 2022

The banner is in use without approval. The arms were granted on 10 March 1447 by Duke Heinrich the Rich of Bayern-Landshut.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Feb 2022

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