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image by Stefan Schwoon
Flag adopted 13th July 1994, coat-of-arms adopted 17th January 1995
White-red with the arms. Sources: flag from Ulle 2000, arms from the Thuringia official website.
Stefan Schwoon, 16 March 2001
Flag adopted 13.07.1994, according to Dirk Schönberger's Administrative Divisions of the World website. From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:
The arms were granted on January 17, 1995. The lions in the upper part of the arms symbolise the two major historical rulers in the area, the Counts of Meissen (black lion) and the Princes of Reuss (golden lion). The base shows the two rivers Saale and Orla.
Literature: H. Ulle, Neues Thüringer Wappenbuch, Band 1, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Genealogie Thüringen e.V., Erfurt 1996.
Santiago Dotor, 22 February 2002