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Erlangen-Höchstadt County (Germany)

Kreis Erlangen-Höchstadt, Mittelfranken District, Bavaria

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[Erlangen-Höchstadt County banner (Germany)] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 20 Aug 2001
approved 19 August 1976
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Erlangen-Höchstadt County

Black-yellow-blue stripes. The seat of the county is Erlangen. During the 1972 municipal reform, Erlangen county was united with the (then Upper Franconian) Höchstadt County to form the new county Erlangen-Höchstadt.
Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Linder and Olzog 1996

Stefan Schwoon, 20 Aug 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:
The arms are a combination of the arms of the two former counties. The millwheel is taken from the arms of Erlangen County, the lion from the arms of Höchstadt County.
Santiago Dotor, 30 Jan 2004

Erlangen County Banner until 1972

[Erlangen County banner 1972 (Germany)] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 20 Aug 2001
approved 6 March 1964
Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000 and Stadler 1964, p.100
Stefan Schwoon, 20 Aug 2001

The coat of arms was approved on 6 March 1964. The county is a combination of two main historical territories. A major part of the county was ruled by the Margraves of Brandenburg-Bayreuth and the border in the arms is taken from the arms of the viscounts. The colours of the bordure are taken from the arms of the city of Nürnberg, who ruled the other part of the county. The millwheel is representing the many water mills along the Regnitz river in the county.
Source: Stadler 1964, p.100
Santiago Dotor, 30 July 2003

Höchstadt County Banner until 1972

[Höchstadt County banner 1972 (Germany)] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 9 Aug 2001
approved 15 June 1962

Black-yellow-black. The county was integrated into the (Central Franconian) Erlangen-Höchstadt county under the 1972 municipal reform.
Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Stadler 1964, p.46
Stefan Schwoon, 9 Aug 2001

The coat of arms was approved on15 June 1962. The dexter half of the shield displays the black lion of Bamberg. thebishops of Bamberg were one of the largest land owners in the county. The unicorn is taken from the arms of the Ritterkanton Steigerwald, one of the historical territories in the district. The arms with the unicorn were granted in 1718 by Emperor Karl VI.
Sources: Stadler 1964, p.46
Santiago Dotor, 15 July 2003


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