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Gams commune (St. Gallen canton, Switzerland)

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[Flag of Gams] image by Pascal Gross

Per fess Argent and Gules overall a Chamois Sable stantant on Coupeaux Or.

Željko Heimer, 9 January 2001

The animal on the flag of Gams is a chamois (in German "Gemse"). It is wrong canting flag as the name of the commune comes not from the chamois but from old Romansch Campesias (in Rheto-Romanish "champ [de] beschas", in German "Schafweide") which means "field of sheep".

Pascal Gross, 7 January 2001

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