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Kitzscher City (Germany)

Stadt Kitzscher, Landkreis Leipzig, Sachsen

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[Kitzscher city banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Dec 2022
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Kitzscher Banner

It is a white-green vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Dec 2022

Kitzscher Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale, at dexter barry of six of Argent and Sable, at sinister Vert a bishop dressed Argent with mitre of the same, holding a crozier Or by his dexter hand and a three apples of the same ordered 1:2 on top of a book Sable by his sinister hand.
Kitzscher was first mentioned as a village in 1251. After several neighbouring villages had been incorporated, it gained city rights in 1974. The dexter half displays the family arms of the Lords of Kitzscher, whose ancestral seat had been in the village. The pattern is known since 1440 by a seal of Reinhard of Kitzscher. The kin died out in the 19th century. Sometimes the arms are depicted starting with a black stripe. The bishop is St. Nicholas, the local patron saint, recognisable by his attributes mitre and crozier and especially by the three golden apples. In 1975 the local council adopted different arms as follows: shield abased parted per chevron, above Gules a power station Sable flanked by two grain ears Or in pale, beneath Or hammer and mallet in saltire Sable. All charges were referring to the main local business lines, power generation, agriculture and mining. The tinctures had been those of the arms of the GDR. Those arms were abolished in 1992.
Sources: Siegfried Heine´s webpage and Bensing et alii 1984, pp.226-227
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Dec 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 11 August 1992.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Dec 2022

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