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image by Stefan Schwoon
Flag and coat-of-arms adopted 28th June 1991
Red-white with the arms. The arms show the ducal residence in Gotha. Sources: flag from Ulle 1999, arms from the Thuringia official website.
Stefan Schwoon, 12 March 2001
Flag adopted 28.06.1991, according to Dirk Schönberger's Administrative Divisions of the World website. From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:
The arms were granted on June 28, 1991. The upper part shows the Friedenstein castle, the largest baroque castle in Europe. The wavy bar is the Leina canal, dug in the 14th century to supply the city of Gotha with water. The star is derived from the old arms of the Duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
Literature: Linder and Olzog 1996.
Santiago Dotor, 20 February 2002