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Nordsachsen County (Germany)

Landkreis Nordsachsen, Saxony

Last modified: 2020-01-04 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Nordsachsen county flag] 3:5 image by Jens Pattke, 5 Jan 2009

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Nordsachsen County

Nordsachsen (English: Northern Saxony)  is a county in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It was established by a merger of the former counties of Delitzsch and Torgau-Oschatz as part of the reform of August 2008.
The county is located in the plains north and east of Leipzig. The main rivers of the county are the Mulde and the Elbe. The county borders from the west and clockwise the states Saxony-Anhalt and Brandenburg, the counties of Meißen, Mittelsachsen and Leipzig, and the city of Leipzig.
Jens Pattke, 5 Jan 2009

Nordsachsen County Flag

[ flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider,

The flag is horizontally divided yellow-blue-yellow (1:1:1) with centred arms.
Source: Erwin Günther: "Wappen, Flaggen und Symbole der sächsischen Landkreise nach der Kreisreform von 2008", Dresden 2010, p.47
Jens Pattke, 5 Jan 2009

Nordsachsen County Banner

[Nordsachsen county banner] image by Jens Pattke, 5 Jan 2009

The banner is vertically divided yellow-blue-yellow (1:1:1) with arms shifted to the top.
Source: Erwin Günther: "Wappen, Flaggen und Symbole der sächsischen Landkreise nach der Kreisreform von 2008", Dresden 2010, p.47
Jens Pattke, 5 Jan 2009

Nordsachsen County Coat of Arms

[Nordsachsen county coat of arms] image by Jens Pattke, 5 Jan 2009

Shield Or, a lion rampant Sable armed and tongued Gules between two pales wavy Azure.
Meaning:
The lion is taken from the arms of the Margraves of Meißen. He also appeared modified in the arms of both former counties. The pales wavy are symbolising the rivers Elbe and Mulde. They are also alluding to the arms of the Margraves of Landsberg, the so called Landsberg pales.
Source: Erwin Günther: "Wappen, Flaggen und Symbole der sächsischen Landkreise nach der Kreisreform von 2008", Dresden 2010, pp.46-47
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Jan 2020

The county council adopted the symbols on 10 December 2008, designed by Manfred Fischer.
Jens Pattke, 5 Jan 2009


Delitzsch County (until 2008)

Delitzsch County Flag

[Delitzsch county flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 10 Feb 2007

It was a white flag with centred arms.
Source: Erwin Günther: "Wappen, Flaggen und Symbole in Sachsen und seinen Stadt- und Landkreisen", Goslar 2001, p.73
Jörg Majewski, 10 Feb 2007

Delitzsch County Banner

[Delitzsch county banner] image by Jörg Majewski, 10 Feb 2007

It was a white flag with arms shifted to the top.
Source: Erwin Günther: "Wappen, Flaggen und Symbole in Sachsen und seinen Stadt- und Landkreisen", Goslar 2001, p.73
Jörg Majewski, 10 Feb 2007

Delitzsch County Coat of Arms

[Delitzsch county CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 10 Feb 200

Shield parted per fess; above Or a demi-lion issuant Sable, armed and tongued Gules; beneath parted per pale, at dexter Or a pale Azure, at sinister Azure two 6-point stars Argent in bend sinister, one of them couped per pale.
Meaning:
The demi-lion is a modification of the arms of the Margraves of Meißen. The blue pale is a modification of the arms of the Margraves of Landsberg. The stars are a modification of the arms of the Lords of Eilenburg.
Source: Erwin Günther: "Wappen, Flaggen und Symbole in Sachsen und seinen Stadt- und Landkreisen", Goslar 2001, p.73
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Jan 2020

Flag and banner were in use since 1992, since 1994 as inofficial symbols of the county and confirmed on 3 April 1997 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Leipzig. The arms were approved on 13 August 1938 by Prussian Minister of State and confirmed on 22 October 1991 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Leipzig.
Jörg Majewski, 10 Feb 2007


Torgau-Oschatz County (until 2008)

Torgau-Oschatz County Flag

[Torgau-Oschatz county flag] 3:5  image by Jörg Majewski, 4 Feb 2007

It was a black-yellow horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: Erwin Günther: "Wappen, Flaggen und Symbole in Sachsen und seinen Stadt- und Landkreisen", Goslar 2001, p.114
Jörg Majewski, 4 Feb 2007

Torgau-Oschatz County Banner

[Torgau-Oschatz county banner] image by Jörg Majewski, 4 Feb 2007

It was a black-yellow vertical bicolour with arms shifted to the top.
Source: Erwin Günther: "Wappen, Flaggen und Symbole in Sachsen und seinen Stadt- und Landkreisen", Goslar 2001, p.114
Jörg Majewski, 4 Feb 2007

Torgau-Oschatz County Coat of Arms

[Torgau-Oschatz county CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 4 Feb 2007

Shield Or, over an abased bar wavy Azure a lion rampant Sable, armed and tongued Gules, holding a linden branch Vert (by his left forepaw).
Meaning:
The lion is taken from the arms of the Margraves of Meißen. The branch is alluding to the rural character, the heather landscape and the local groves. The bar wavy is representing the Elbe River.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Jan 2020

Flag and banner were approved on 15 April 1996 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Leipzig. The arms were approved on 12 January 1996 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Leipzig.
Jörg Majewski, 4 Feb 2007


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