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Oldenburg County (Germany)

Landkreis Oldenburg, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2019-12-31 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Oldenburg County flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 2 Jan 2008
Flag adopted 9 Aug 1967 See also:

Oldenburg County

Oldenburg County Flag

It is a blue-red horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Jörg Majewski, 2 Jan 2008

Oldenburg County Coat of Arms

[Oldenburg County arms] image by Jörg Majewski, 2 Jan 2008

Shield quartered, 1st and 4th quarter Or two bars Gules, 2nd and 3rd quarter Azure a cross patty fitchy Or.
The state of Oldenburg was a free state and became part of Niedersachsen in 1946. Until 1965 the (non-official) arms used by the county were identical to the old arms of the Free State of Oldenburg, showing the bars of the oldest arms of Oldenburg and the cross of the former Delmenhorst County. The base shows the three roses of the Wildeshausen branch of the Oldenburg kin.
Source: Stadler 1964, p.70
Jarig Bakker, 2 Jan 2008

The flag was approved on 9 August 1967. The arms were approved 27 October 1965.
Jörg Majewski, 2 Jan 2008

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