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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry

FRANKENAU

State : Hessen
District (Kreis) : Waldeck-Frankenberg (until 1973 Frankenberg)

Origin/meaning:
Frankenau was founded in the early 13th century and received city rights in 1242, which were further confirmed in 1266. The village, however, did not develop into a real city. The oldest seals of Frankenau date from the middle of the 16th century. The seal showed the lion of Hessen, but without the characteristic bars. The colours are known since 1605.

Literature : Stadler, K. : Deutsche Wappen - Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Angelsachsen Verlag, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.



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