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Regensburg County (Oberpfalz District, Bavaria, Germany)

Landkreis Regensburg

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[Regensburg County (Oberpfalz District, Bavaria, Germany)] 5:2
by Stefan Schwoon
Coat-of-arms adopted 17th September 1963, flag adopted 19th September 1969, confirmed 26th September 1972

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White-blue-white, adopted 19.09.1969, remained in use after the 1972 municipal reform in which parts of Parsberg and Burglengenfeld counties were annexed, flag confirmed 26.09.1972. Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Stadler 1964-1972.

Stefan Schwoon, 7 August and 1 October 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

The arms were granted on September 17, 1963 and confirmed on September 26, 1972. The chief shows the lozenges of Bavaria as several estates were for centuries possessions of the Dukes of Bayern. The bend in the lower dexter is derived from the arms of the Regensburg Abbey, which also held several estates. The cross symbolises the Benedictine Abbey of Prüfening, the largest of the many former monasteries in the district.

Literature: Stadler 1964-1971.

Santiago Dotor, 4 July 2003