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Amberg Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Amberg, Landkreis Unterallgäu, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-03-19 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Amberg (Unterallgäu) municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Mar 2022
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Amberg 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, 12 Mar 2022

Amberg Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale of Argent and Gules charged with a fleur-de-lis in counterchanged tinctures, base Azure covered with concentrical parts of circles Argent.
The fleur-de-lis is taken from the family arms of the Welser kin, patricians living in Augsburg. Bartholomäus Welser acquired the village in 1540 and built the local castle in 1557. The tombstones of the family are in the local parish church. The village remained a possession of the family until 1601. The concentric circles are symbolising airwaves, as Amberg had been the location of Europe's strongest short-wave transmitter.
Source: Aegidius Kolb and Manfred Putz: "Wappen im Landkreis Unterallgäu", Mindelheim 1991, pp.48-49
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Mar 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 4 October 1979 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Schwaben.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Mar 2022

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