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Saale County (Germany)

Landkreis Saalekreis, Sachsen-Anhalt

Last modified: 2019-04-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Saale county flag] 3:5 image by Jens Pattke, 20 Aug 2007

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Saalekreis County

Saalekreis is a county in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. The district was established by merging the former counties of  Merseburg-Querfurt and of Saalkreis as part of the administrative reform of July 1, 2007
On the 1st Meeting of the parliament (Kreistag) of the county of Saalekreis on July 11, 2007 was adopted by district statute (Hauptsatzung) the new symbols.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Landkreis Saalekreis, version 1 October 2014
Jens Pattke, 20 Aug 2007

Saalekreis Flag

It is a red over white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Landkreis Saalekreis, version 1 October 2014
Jens Pattke, 20 Aug 2007

Saalekreis Banner

[Saale county vertical flag] 8:3 image by Jens Pattke, 20 Aug 2007

It is a red-white vertical bicolour with arms shifted to the top.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Landkreis Saalekreis, version 1 October 2014
Jens Pattke, 20 Aug 2007

Saalekreis Coat of Arms

[Saale county coat of arms] image by Jens Pattke, 20 Aug 2007

Shield quartered; 1st quarter parted per fess into Gules over Argent; 2nd quarter Or a lion rampant Sable armed Gules; 3rd quarter Or a throughout cross Sable; 4th quarter barry of eight of Argent and Gules.
Meaning:
The quarters are representing the former rulers. The 1st quarter displays the arms of the Archbishopric of Magdeburg. The 2nd quarter displays the lion of the Wettin kin. The 3rd quarter displays the arms of the Bishopric of Merseburg. The 4th quarter displays the arms of the Querfurt kin. The upperquarters are also representing the former Saalkreis County, the lower quarters the former Merseburg-Querfurt County.
adopted 12 July 2007
Sources: 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Landkreis Saalekreis, version 1 October 2014 and German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Aug 2018

The arms were approved on 8 August 2007 by Minister of Interior of Saxony-Anhalt. Flag and banner were adopted on 12 July 2007.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Aug 2018


Merseburg-Querfurt County (- 2007)

Here are the flags of the Landkreis Merseburg-Querfurt according to its "Hauptsatzung". This county will merge with the Saalkreis on 1 Jul 2007 to the new Saale county (Saalekreis).
Jörg Majewski, 4 Jan 2007

Merseburg-Querfurt Flag

[Merseburg-Querfurt flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 4 Jan 2007

It is a red-white-red horizontal triband with ratio of stripes approx. 1:2:1. The coat of arms is in the middle of the white stripe.
Jörg Majewski, 8 Jan 2007

Merseburg-Querfurt Vertical Flag

[Merseburg-Querfurt vertical flag] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 4 Jan 2007

It is a red-white-red vertical triband with ratio of stripes approx. 3:7:3. The coat of arms is in the white stripe shifted to the top.
Jörg Majewski, 8 Jan 2007

Merseburg-Querfurt Coat of Arms

[Merseburg-Querfurt CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 4 Jan 2007

Shield quartered; 1st and 4th quarter Or a throughout cross Sable; 2nd and 3rd quarter barry of eight of Argent and Gules.
Meaning:
The quarters 1 and 4 display the arms of the Bishopric of Merseburg, the quarters 2 and 3 those of the Querfurt kin, which had also been the county arms of former Querfurt County.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Aug 2018

The arms were approved on 3 January 2007 by Minister of Interior of Saxony-Anhalt.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Aug 2018


Saalkreis County (- 2007)

Here are the flags of (still) Saalkreis county.
Source: E. Günther, Coat of arms and flags of the towns and administrative counties of Saxony-Anhalt, the former province Saxony and the state of Anhalt [Wappen und Flaggen der Stadt- und Landkreise Sachsen-Anhalts, der ehemaligen Provinz Sachsen und des Landes Anhalt], 1996

The county will merge with Merseburg-Querfurt county to the new Saale county (Saalekreis) on 1 July 2007.
Jörg Majewski, 8 Jan 2007

Saalkreis Flag

[Saalkreis vertical flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 8 Jan 2007

It is a red-white-red horizontal triband with ratio of stripes approx. 1:2:1. The coat of arms is in the middle of the white stripe.
Jörg Majewski, 8 Jan 2007

Saalkreis Vertical Flag

[Saalkreis vertical flag] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 8 Jan 2007

It is a red-white-red vertical triband with ratio of stripes approx. 3:7:3. The coat of arms is in the white stripe shifted to the top.
Jörg Majewski, 8 Jan 2007

Saalkreis Coat of Arms

[Saalkreis CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 8 Jan 2007

Shield quartered; 1st and 4th quarter parted per pale into Gules over Argent; 2nd quarter Or a lion rampant Sable armed Gules; 3rd quarter Or two pales Azure.
Meaning:
The quarters 1 and 4 display the arms of the Archishopric of Magdeburg, quarter 2 displays the lion of the Wettin kin, quarter 3 the pales of the Margraviate of Landsberg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Aug 2018

The arms were confirmed on 3 January 2007 by Minister of Interior of Saxony-Anhalt, and already approved on 31 May 1937, probably by Oberpäsident of Prussian Saxony Province.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Aug 2018


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