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Meissen county (Germany)

Landkreis Meißen, district Dresden, Saxony

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[Meissen county new flag] 2:3 image by Jens Pattke, 17 May 2009
adopted 19 Mar 2009

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Meissen county

Meissen is a county (Landkreis) in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the state of Brandenburg, the county of Bautzen, the urban county Dresden, the counties Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge, Mittelsachsen and Nordsachsen.
The county dates back to the Amt Meißen, which was first mentioned in 1334. The county was ruled by the Wettin dynasty. The Margraves of Meißen created the administrative division (Amt) in the 13th century. In 1835 the Amt was converted into an Amtshauptmannschaft, with the area of the current county covered by the Amtshauptmannschaften Meißen, Dresden and Grossenhain. In 1939, these were renamed Landkreise (counties). In the administrative reform of 1952, several municipalities were transferred to the counties of Freiberg and Döbeln. In 1990, the old county borders were restored, and in 1996 parts of the county Dresden-Land were added.
The county was established by merging the former counties of Meissen and the county of Riesa-Grossenhain as part of the district reform of August 01, 2008.
The district of  Meissen adopted news symbols on March, 19 2009. The official approval was granted on May,11 2009.
The flag is vertically divided yellow-black-yellow-black-yellow (1:1:14:1:1) with the CoA of the dictrict of  Meissen in the center of cloth.
The inofficial description (in German): Das Landkreiswappen ist wie folgt beschrieben: In goldenem Schild mit rotem Innenbord ein schwarzer Löwe mit roter Zunge und roter Bewehrung. Die Landkreisflagge ist wie folgt beschrieben: Auf gelbem Grund zwischen zwei senkrecht angeordneten schwarzen Streifen (mit Abstand vom Rand) ein schwarzer Löwe mit roter Zunge und roter Bewehrung.
Source: this webpage.
Jens Pattke, 17 May 2009

new banner

[Meissen county new banner] image by Jens Pattke, 17 May 2009
adopted 19 Mar 2009

new CoA

[Meissen county new CoA] image by Jens Pattke, 17 May 2009
adopted 19 Mar 2009

Meissen county old flag

[Meissen county flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 10 Feb 2007
adopted 19 Jul 1999

Here are the flags of Meissen [Meißen] county in Saxony district Dresden; flag adopted on 19 July 1999; coa adopted on 16 November 1992 and again on 12 December 1996.
Source: E. Günther: "Coats of arms, flags and symbols in Saxony and its cities and counties", 2001 - [Wappen, Flaggen und Symbole in Sachsen und seinen Stadt- und Landkreisen].
Jörg Majewski, 10 Feb 2007


Meissen old county banner

[Meissen county banner] image by Jörg Majewski, 10 Feb 2007
adopted 19 Jul 1999

Meissen county old CoA

[Meissen county CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 10 Feb 2007
adopted 16 Nov 1992 and again on 12 Dec1996