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Gars Market Town (Germany)

Markt Gars, Landkreis Mühldorf am Inn, Bayern

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[Gars town banner] 5:2 image by M. Schmöger, 29 Jan 2002
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Gars Market Town

Gars Banner

Traditionally Gars used a flag of white-red (possibly red-white); only recently (in 2001) the municipality decided to adopt a new flag providing more contrast, when used with the arms on it. The banner is green-white and bears the arms.
Source: this online catalogue
M. Schmöger, 29 Jan 2002

Gars Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale of Argent and Gules, over all a serpent in bend Vert tongued Gules.
Meaning: Gars had the title of a market town since the 12th century. The tinctures are those of the Archbishopric of Salzburg, which owned the bailiwick over the village until 1802. The snake probably is a ring snake and is considered to be alluding to the Inn River and its meadows. Old seals are unknown. A seal from 1811 displays the snake in a golden field, recognisabkle by its Petra Sancta encoding.
Source: Stadler 1965, p.57
M. Schmöger, 29 Jan 2002

The market-town Gars uses its historical arms, granted in 1567 by Johann Jakob Kuen of Belasy, Archbishop of Salzburg.
M. Schmöger, 29 Jan 2002

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