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Pfaffenhofen upon Ilm County (Germany)

Kreis Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Oberbayern District, Bavaria

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[Pfaffenhofen upon Ilm County banner (Germany)] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 10 Jul 2001
approved 18 Apr il1963, confirmed 4 July 1974
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Pfaffenhofen upon Ilm County

Yellow-green. Flag and arms remained the same after the 1972 municipal reform.
Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Stadler 1964, p.73
Stefan Schwoon, 10 Jul 2001

The coat of arms was approved on 18 April 1963 and confirmed on 4 July 1974. The arms show in the sinister half a branch of hop, as cultivation of hop is of great importance for the production of beer in the county. The dexter half combines the lozenges of the Wittelsbach kin (and Bavaria) with a symbol for the Benedictine monastery at Scheyern. In the early 12th century the Wittelsbachs were Counts of Scheyern and changed their ancestral castle into a monastery in 1118.
Source: Stadler 1964, p.73
Santiago Dotor, 12 July 2003

Municipal flags

County Pfaffenhofen:

I visited only one municipality:
Reichertshausen: Municipal flag (Banner) red-yellow-blue with cot of arms; furthermore (unusual!) the county flag (Banner) yellow-green with coat of arms.
M. Schmöger, 23 June 2003

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