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Schwarzach near Nabburg Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Schwarzach bei Nabburg, Landkreis Schwandorf, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-08-27 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Schwarzach near Nabburg municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 19 Aug 2022
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Schwarzach near Nabburg Municipality

Schwarzach Banner

It is a blue-white-blue vertical triband. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Aug 2022

Schwarzach Coat of Arms

Shield Argent parted by a fess wavy Sable, above a plough Azure, beneath a pit lamp Azure surrounded by 4-point stars of the same ordered 2:2.
The black fess wavy is canting and is representing the name giving creek Schwarzach, which means black creek. The plough is symbolising the rural character and agriculture as main business line. The stars are representing the former municipalities of Schwarzach, Altfalter, Weiding and Unteraubach. The pit lamp is alluding to the former depletion of fluorspar. Already in 1534 the Palatine Electors excempted a mining order for Altfalter. In nearby Wölsendorf mining flourished in the 19th and 20th century. The tinctures blue and white are those of Bayern, to which Schwarzach belonged since around 1230.
Source: "Oberpfälzer Wappenbuch - Öffentliche Wappen der Oberpfalz", Regensburg 1991, pp.160-161
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Aug 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 4 June 1987 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberpfalz.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Aug 2022

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