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by Stefan Schwoon
Flag adopted 15th March 1989, coat-of-arms adopted 2nd August 1974
Yellow-red with the arms. Sources: Falko Schmidt, arms from H. John and M. Heine 1989 [read below].
Stefan Schwoon, 25 March 2001
Adopted 15.03.1989, according to Dirk Schönberger's Administrative Divisions of the World website. From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:
The arms were granted on August 2, 1974. The arms are a combination of the arms of Austria (white fess) and Baden (red bend), as the largest part of the district was historically either part of Austria or Baden. The eagle is taken from the arms of the Princes of Fürstenberg, who also had several estates in the district, and is also part of the arms of the city of Breisach.The county's seat is Freiburg city.
Literature: H. John and M. Heine, Die Kreis- und Gemeindewappen im Regierungsbezirk Freiburg, Theiss, Stuttgart, 1989, 142 pp., ISBN 3-8062-0803-4.
Santiago Dotor, 13 March 2002
by Santiago Dotor
Flag adopted 15th March 1989