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by Stefan Schwoon
Coat-of-arms adopted 2nd October 1963, flag adopted 6th September 1966, abolished 30th June 1972
Yellow-red, adopted 06.09.1966. The yellow-red order is specified in the flag grant at the Bavarian state archives, according to Erich Dieter Linder. The book by H. Sturm Die Landkreiswappen im Regierungsbezirk Oberpfalz (coats of arms of Oberpfalz district counties), dealing with county arms and flags before the 1972 municipal reform, cites the colours in different order, red-yellow. During the reform the county was integrated into the newly formed Schwandorf county. Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Stadler 1964-1972.
Stefan Schwoon, 1 August 2001
From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:
The arms were granted on October 2, 1963. The arms show in the upper part the arms of Bavaria, as the county belongs already since the 12th century to the Wittelsbach dynasty, the ruling dynasty of Bavaria. The lower part shows the importance of mining and industry in the county.
Literature: Stadler 1964-1972.
Santiago Dotor, 3 July 2003