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by Stefan Schwoon
Coat-of-arms adopted 23 October 1974, flag adopted 16 August 1976
White-red stripes, adopted 16.08.1976. The former Kitzingen county was enlarged by the (previously independent) city of Kitzingen and part of Gerolzhofen county in the 1972 municipal reform. Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Linder and Olzog 1996.
Stefan Schwoon, 16 August and 9 October 2001
From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:
The new arms were granted on October 23 1974.
The bridge is taken from the arms of the city of Kitzingen. The two shields are the arms of Franconia and the quartered shield of the Princes of Castell. This shield is derived from the arms of the former county of Gerolzhofen, as several municipalities were transferred from Gerolzhofen to Kitzingen in 1973.
The grapes symbolise the importance of viticulture in the county.
Literature: [presumably Linder and Olzog 1996].
Santiago Dotor, 27 January 2004