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Ködnitz Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Ködnitz, Landkreis Kulmbach, Bayern

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[Ködnitz municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Nov 2020
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Ködnitz Municipality

Ködnitz Banner

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: M. Schmöger's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Nov 2020

Ködnitz Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, an abbot's crozier issuant Gules, base Sable charged with a fess wavy Argent, mantle Gules charged with a heraldic rose Argent seeded Gules on either side.
Mantle and roses are alluding to the Barons of Guttenberg and the Hänlein of Plassenberg kin. Both are descendants of the Lords of Plassenberg, who had been in service of the Counts of Andechs-Meranien. The tinctures in base are those of the former rulers, the Burgraves of Nürnberg, later Margraves of Brandenburg. The crozier is symbolising the close relationship between Langheim Abbey and Kauerndorf, which became a part of Ködnitz in 1971. The white fess wavy is a representation of the Weißmain River (= white Main), one of two headwater streams of the Main River.
Source: Klemens Stadler and Albrecht von und zu Egloffstein: "Die Wappen der oberfränkischen Landkreise, Städte, Märkte und Gemeinden", published in: "Die Plassenburg, Schriften für Heimatforschung und Kulturpflege in Ostfranken no.48", Kulmbach 1990, p.214
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Nov 2020

Banner and arms were approved on 16 November 1984 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberfranken.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Nov 2020

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