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Hildburghausen County (Thuringia, Germany)

Landkreis Hildburghausen

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[Hildburghausen County (Thuringia, Germany)]     5:2
image by Stefan Schwoon
Flag and coat-of-arms adopted 8 May 1996

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White-red with the arms. The base shows the points of Franconia (Fränkischer Rechen), referring to the diocese of Würzburg which owned parts of the land in former times.
Sources: Ulle 1999
Stefan Schwoon, 13 March 2001

Flag adopted 8 May 1996, according to Dirk Schönberger's Administrative Divisions of the World website. From Ralf Hartemink's webpage:

The arms were granted on 8 May 1996. The lion is the lion of the Markgraves of Meissen, as a large part of the district historically belonged to the County of Meissen. The second field shows the canting arms of the County of Henneberg, and symbolises the parts of the district that belonged to Henneberg. The lower part shows the arms of the State of Würzburg, as the district religiously belonged to the bishops of Würzburg.
Literature: H. Ulle, Neues Thüringer Wappenbuch, Band 3, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Genealogie Thüringen e.V., Erfurt 1998, ISBN 3-9804487-3-8.

Santiago Dotor, 21 Feb 2002

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