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Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis (Germany)

until 1st January 2004 Ludwigshafen County, Rhineland-Palatinate

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[Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis County (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)] 3:5  image by Stefan Schwoon, 29 Jan 2001
Flag adopted 28 Oct 1977, coat-of-arms adopted 1971

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Quartered yellow and red, bearing the arms. Granted 28 Oct 1977. Sources: Debus 1988 and Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website.
Stefan Schwoon, 29 Jan 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website: The new arms were granted in 1971. The new arms combine elements from the old arms (granted on 13 Oct 1960) with the cross of Speyer. The lion is the lion of the Pfalz, as the largest part of the county historically belonged to the Pfalz. The [wavy bend sinister] shows the Rhine Valley and river [and the inescutcheon shows] the water lily leaves, as a typical symbol for the district.
Literature: Stadler 1964-1971.
Santiago Dotor, 23 Oct 2001

Landkreis Ludwigshafen will be renamed to Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis, effective 1 Jan 2004. Source: county website.
Stefan Schwoon, 8 Dec 2003

Allerdings möchten wir Sie darauf
>aufmerksam machen, dass der Landkreis Ludwigshafen schon vor annÀhernd
>einem Jahr in Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis umbenannt wurde. Außerdem zeigt Ihr Bild ein
>falsches Wappen. Die SeerosenblÀtter in der Mitte mÌssen goldfarben sein.
>GrÃŒn waren sie nur ganz kurz, bis jemand bemerkt hat, dass grÃŒn in rot
>heraldisch nicht zulÀssig ist.

I would like to point out that your image shows the wrong arms. The water lily leaves in the center have to be gold - they were green for only a short while, until someone noticed that green in red (color on color) is heraldically wrong.
JÃŒrgen Schwerdt, 16 Dec 2004

Hanging Flag / Banner

[Ludwigshafen County hanging flag (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)] 5:2  image by Stefan Schwoon, 29 Jan 2001