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Böhlen City (Germany)

Stadt Böhlen, Landkreis Leipzig, Sachsen

Last modified: 2022-12-24 by klaus-michael schneider
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It is a green-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Dec 2022

Böhlen Coat of Arms

Shield Vert a grain sheaf Or tied Argent and Sable and superimposed by hammer and mallet Sable in saltire.
Böhlen was first mentioned in 1353 and kept its rural character until the beginning of WW1. Since 1921 mining of brown coal developed. In the city a power station and a factory for the production of coal briquets was established. Böhlen gained the status of a city in 1964. The city council at least proposed different arms before 1984. They displayed on a blue shield a golden factory with smoking chimneys and two pipelines in bend and bend sinister of the same, between the pipellines there had been a "settlement" Argent, consisting of 10 houses ordered 1:2:3:4 and three trees. The arms were symbolising the chemical industry and the settlements for workers. On the current arms the sheaf is symbolising agriculture, the tools brown coal mining.
Source: Bensing et alii 1984, pp.58-59
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Dec 2022

The arms were approved on 29 March 1993.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Dec 2022

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