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Burgwalde Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Burgwalde, Kreis Eichsfeld, Thuringia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Burgwalde municipal banner] image by Jörg Majewski, 28 Mar 2013
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Burgwalde Municipality

It is a yellow-red vertical bicolour with coat of arms shifted to the top.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016

The shield is red with a golden bordure. It displays a knight dressed in golden clad armour, riding a silver horse bridled golden, and killing a black dragon by a golden lance with a white pennant at its top, charged with a red throughout cross.
The bordure is a canting element, because the village was first mentioned in 1318 as "Bortwold", which means "grove on the edge" or "wood on the border". The knight, obviously St. George, is the local patron saint, here depicted as usual as a dragon slayer.
Source: "Wappen und Siegel der Städte und Gemeinden des Landkreises Eichsfeld", edited by Kultur und Sportamt des Landkreises Eichsfeld, Duderstadt 1997, p.43
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016

Presentation of Burgwalde

Burgwalde had 226 inhabitants in 2015 and covers 5.0 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016

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