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Here is some interesting stuff on the county flag which I found out
while researching flags in Ebersberg county. In 1986, after the adoption
of the flag, the county contacted the municipalities in the county, to
see if they would join in buying county flags. About half of them bought
county flags, but in several different sizes:
- hanging flags (Banner) of 500 × 150 cm, 400 × 150 cm and 300 × 150 cm
- flapping flags (Knatterfahne) of 500 × 150 cm
- 'normal' hoisted flags of 150 × 250 cm and 200 × 335 cm.
They did so obviously because the different municipalities use differently sized other flags (Germany, Bavaria) and bought flags that matched those. However, since 1986 the one or two county flags in most of those municipalities have virtually disappeared. No one knows where they are and no one knows, that they had ever been in existence.
Marcus Schmöger, 20 Sep 2001
From Ralf Hartemink's International
Civic Arms website: The arms were granted on 31 Oct 1955 and confirmed
on 10 Nov 1972. The arms are partly canting, a boar (Eber) on a
mountain (Berg), and are taken from the arms of the city of Ebersberg,
as well as the counts of Ebersberg. The pine tree has been added as a symbol
of the large forests in the northern part of the county. The number of
branches was identical to the number of municipalities in the county in
Literature: Stadler 1964-1972.
Santiago Dotor, 1 Dec 2003