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Schwandorf County (Germany)

Kreis Schwandorf, Oberpfalz District, Bavaria

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[Schwandorf County banner (Germany)] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 1 Oct 2001
approved 13 December 1974
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Schwandorf County Banner

Red-white-blue stripes.
Source: Linder and Schmidt 2000

Stefan Schwoon, 1 Oct 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:
The arms were granted on 13 December 1974. The arms show in the dexter half the Palatine lion , as the larger part of the county historically belonged to the Palatinate. The tower symbolises the many former castles and fortresses in the county. The lower part of the arms symbolise the many rivers and water mills in the area. These played a major role in the industrial development of the area.
Source: Linder and Olzog 1996.
Santiago Dotor, 14 Jan 2004

Burglengenfeld County Banner until 1972

[Burglengenfeld County banner 1972 (Germany)] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 1 Aug 2001
approved 6 September 1966, abolished 30 June 1972

Yellow-red. The yellow-red order is specified in the flag approval at the Bavarian state archives, according to Erich Dieter Linder. The book by H. Sturm "Die Landkreiswappen im Regierungsbezirk Oberpfalz" (coats of arms of Oberpfalz district counties), dealing with county arms and flags before the 1972 municipal reform, cites the colours in different order, red-yellow. During the reform the county was integrated into the newly formed Schwandorf county.
Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Stadler 1964, p.23
Stefan Schwoon, 1 Aug 2001

The coat of arms was approved on 2 October 1963. The arms show in chief the arms of Bavaria, as the county was a dominion of the Wittelsbach kin since the 12th century, the ruling dynasty of Bavaria. The other charges, cogwheel, hammer and mallet in a red field, are alluding to the importance of mining and industry in the county.
Source: Stadler 1964, p.23
Santiago Dotor, 3 July 2003

Nabburg County Banner until 1972

[Nabburg County banner 1972 (Germany)] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 1 Aug 2001
approved 19 October 1963, abolished 30 June 1972

Blue-yellow. Integrated into Schwandorf county during the 1972 municipal reform.
Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Stadler 1964, p.65

Stefan Schwoon, 1 Aug 2001

The coat of arms was approved on 19 October 1963. The arms as a whole are canting; the blue fish in the upper half is alluding to the Naab river. The tower in the lower half is representing the syllable "Burg", i.e. "castle". Fish breeding has also been of economic importance historically. The tower also symbolises the fact that the area was on the border with Bohemia. The blue fess on gold (= yellow) is derived from the arms of the Barons of Nothaft, one of the local noble families.
Source: Stadler 1964, p.65
Santiago Dotor, 3 July 2003

Neunburg vorm Wald County Banner until 1972

[Neunburg vorm Wald County banner 1972 (Germany)] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 6 Aug 2001
approved 8 January 1968, abolished 30 June 1972

Red-white-green. Integrated into Schwandorf county during the 1972 municipal reform.
Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Stadler 1972, p.117

Stefan Schwoon, 6 Aug 2001

The coat of arms was approved in 1967 and displays in the dexter half the crowned, golden Palatine lion. The county belonged since 1623 to the Palatine Electorate (Kurpfalz). The sinister half display in a silver field above a red castle as a canting element (Burg = castle) and below a green fir tree for the geographical position in the Bavarian forest (Bayerischer Wald).
Source: Stadler 1972, p.117
Santiago Dotor, 4 July 2003


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