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Freyung-Grafenau County (Germany)

Landkreis Freyung-Grafenau, Niederbayern District, Bavaria

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[Freyung-Grafenau County banner (Germany)] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 26 Sep 2001
approved 9 August 1977
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Freyung-Grafenau County

Red-white stripes. The county is situated in the hilly regions between the Danube and the Czech border; its seat is Freyung.
Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Linder and Olzog 1996.

Stefan Schwoon, 26 Sept 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website: The arms were granted on March 9, 1976.

"Most of the area around Wolfstein belonged since the 13th century to the State of Passau and became part of Bavaria in 1806. The wolf in the left part of the arms is canting and is at the same time taken from the arms of Passau. The bear is taken as a symbol for the Bärnstein territory (Bär = bear). This territory, formerly part of the Grafenau district, became part of Bavaria in 1438. The base shows the lozenges of the arms of Bavaria.
Literature: Linder and Olzog 1996.
Santiago Dotor, 4 Dec 2003

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