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Wehretal Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Wehretal, Werra-Meißner-Kreis, Kassel District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-13 by klaus-michael schneider
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[ banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 10 Oct 2006
in use since 6 April 1982 See also:

Wehretal Municipality

The banner is off-centred quartered of white and green. The coat of arms is on the common point of all quarters.
administration seat: Reichensachsen
inhabitants: 5,528
Werra-Meißner County
Kassel District , state Hesse
municipality formed on 31 December 1971 by merger of 5 villages
banner in use since 6 April 1982
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 10 Oct 2006

Coat of Arms

Shield quartered of Gules and Argent; over all an inescutcheon Vert crowned Or and charged with an intial "W" Or, its centre shaped like a crosslet.
The quartered shield is taken from the arms of the Barons of Boyneburg, but the colours are those of Hesse, the black quarters were replaced by red ones. The initial is alluding to the name giving Wehre creek,
The arms were adopted on 16 November 1981 by the local council.
Source: municipal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 June 2017

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