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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry


State : Sachsen
District (Kreis) : Zwickau
Additions : 1950 Harthau, Neukirchen; 1964 Niederwiera, Röhrsdorf, Wickersdorf

Wappen von Oberwiera

The arms were granted on ??.

The quartered shield shows the colours of Sachsen (green-silver) and Thüringen (red-silver) as until 1928 large parts of the present municipality belonged to Thüringen, ehereas the municipality now is part of Sachsen. Red and silver were also the colours of the County Schönburg, to which part of the municipality hostorically belonged.

The blue wavy bar symbolises the Wiera river. The chief shows six wheat-ears, one for every village in the municipality and it also symbolises the agrocultural character of the municipality.

The former Niederwiera municipality dis not use arms. I only have a seal from around 1900 for the village :

Wappen von Oberwiera

Literature : http://www.gemeindeoberwiera.de/historie/historie-wappen.html

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