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Greiz County (Germany)

Landkreis Greiz, Thuringia

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[Greiz County (Thuringia, Germany)] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon
Flag and coat-of-arms adopted 16/19 June 1997 See also:

Greiz County

Yellow-green-yellow in proportions 1:2:1 with the arms. The arms are sometimes placed in the upper third of the flag.
Source: Ulle 1999
Stefan Schwoon, 13 Mar 2001

Flag adopted 16 June 1997, according to Dirk Schönberger's Administrative Divisions of the World website.
From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website: The arms were granted on 19 June 1997. The golden lion and the crane are derived from the arms of the Lords of Reuss, who ruled the largest part of the district for many centuries. A small part of the district belonged to one of the Saxon Duchies, hence the base of the shield, which shows a simplified version of the arms of Saxony.
Source: H. Ulle, Neues Thüringer Wappenbuch, Band 3, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Genealogie Thüringen e.V., Erfurt 1998, ISBN 3-9804487-3-8.
Santiago Dotor, 20 Feb 2002

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