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Saarpfalz County (Germany)

Kreis Saarpfalz Saar

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Saarpfalz County flag (Germany)] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 29 June 2014 See also:

Saarpfalz County

Saarpfalz County Flag

Description of flag:
It is a white over blue horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: Jörg Majewski's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 June 2014

Saarpfalz County Banner

[Saarpfalz County banner (Germany)] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 June 2014

Description of banner:
It is a white - blue vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: Jörg Majewski's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 June 2014

Saarpfalz County Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is quartered. Above right in a black field is a golden (= yellow), rampant, double-queued lion, crowned, armed and tongued red. Above left the silver (= white) field is divided by a red, centred cross. Below right in golden (= yellow) field is a blue crozier issuant. Below left in a red field is a silver (= white), rampant, double-queued lion tongued blue.
Meaning:
The arms combine symbols for the most influential historical rulers in the district. The first quarter displays the Palatine lion. The cross is representing the Archbishopric and Electorate of Trier. The crozier is representing the many (smaller) possessions of a number of monasteries in the county. The silver lion is representing the Counts of Homburg. Their dominions had been incorporated into the County of Saarbrücken in 1449. The flag colours are derived from those of Bavaria.
Source: Linder und Olzog 1996

Flag, banner and coat of arms were approved on 21 May 1975.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 June 2014


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