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Benningen Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Benningen, Landkreis Unterallgäu, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-03-19 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Benningen municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 16 Mar 2022
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Benningen Banner

It is a yellow-black-white vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Mar 2022

Benningen Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale, at dexter Sable a crozier issuant Or in pale, at sinister Argent a swamp carnation Vert with three blossoms Gules.
The crozier is symbolising the close relationships between the village and the Benedictine Ottobeuren Imperial Abbey, which owned parts of the village since the 11th century and was local ruler since the end of the 15th century. The tinctures black and golden are those of the abbey. The abbey lost the village in 1802 due to its secularisation. The carnations (Latin: Armeria maritima purpurea) are symbolising a nearby nature-sanctuary in the northwest of the village, where various kinds of grass, rush and reed grow, and also the carnation being unique all over Germany.
Source: Aegidius Kolb and Manfred Putz: "Wappen im Landkreis Unterallgäu", Mindelheim 1991, pp.58-59
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Mar 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 4 July 1975 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Schwaben.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Mar 2022

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