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Lörrach County (Germany)

Kreis Lörrach, Freiburg District, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2013-12-09 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Lörrach county banner] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 25 Mar 2001
approved 23 September 1989 See also:


Red-yellow with the arms. Sources: Falko Schmidt, arms from Stadler 1964. The county is on the border with Switzerland opposite Aargau. I recall seeing some red lion like the one on the Lörrach county coat-of-arms in some of Pascal Gross's Swiss flags — could there be a connection?
Stefan Schwoon, 25 Mar 2001

Adopted 23 September1989, according to Dirk Schönberger's Administrative Divisions of the World website. From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

The arms were granted on 29 January 1957, and confirmed 11 December 1973. The lion in the upper part of the arms is the lion of the Lords of Rötteln, who had their main castle in the Wiesenthal in the county. The third quarter shows the arms of Baden, as the viscounts of Baden had large possessions around Rötteln. The wavy bend sinister in the fourth quarter represents the Wiesefluss, a small river flowing through the county.
Literature: Stadler 1964, p.58
Santiago Dotor, 13 Mar 2002

Civil Flag

[Esslingen county civil banner] 5:2 image by Santiago Dotor, 13 Mar 2002
approved 23 September 1989

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