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Saale-Orla County (Thuringia, Germany)


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[Saale-Orla County (Thuringia, Germany) flag] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 12 Mar 2001 See also:

Saale-Orla County

Saale-Orla County Banner

It is a white-red vertical bicolour with centred arms.
Source: Ulle 2000
Stefan Schwoon, 16 Mar 2001

Saale-Orla County Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale; at dexter Sable, a lion rampant Or, crowned, armed and tongued Gules; at sinister Or a sinister facing lion rampant Sable; base Gules charged with two bars wavy Argent.
The lions in the upper part of the arms symbolise the two major historical rulers in the area, the Margraves of Meißen, represented by the black lion and the Princes of Reuß, represented by the golden lion. The base represents the two name giving rivers Saale and Orla.
Source: Hartmut Ulle: "Neues Thüringer Wappenbuch", vol. 1, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Genealogie Thüringen e.V., Erfurt 1996
Santiago Dotor, 22 Feb 2002

The banner was approved on 13 July 1994 and the arms were approved on 17 January 1995.
Stefan Schwoon, 16 Mar 2001

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