Last modified: 2015-05-10 by klaus-michael schneider
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Unterfranken (Lower Franconia) lies in the northwest of Bavaria, the area around Würzburg.
Stefan Schwoon, 8 Oct 2001
The coat-of-arms of Unterfranken (since 9th November 1961) combines the Franconian rake with the symbols for Würzburg (standard) and Mainz (wheel). The unofficial flag is horizontally divided red-white with the arms in the center.
Source: Linder 1997 which is available online at the Der Flaggenkurier website. Further information at the Bezirk Unterfranken website (only illustration of the arms).
M. Schmöger, 27 Jan 2001
The flag is a red over white bicolour with arms in centre.
Source: I spotted this flag just north of Maspalomas, Gran Canaria Island, Spain on 22 September 2011.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Mar 2014
More recently I obtained information from the Bezirk to clarify the question of how the flag actually looks like, especially if it is used as a normal horizontal flag or as a hanging flag (Banner). The flag is used as hanging flag (proportion 5:2). My image is based on a photo of an actual flag.
Source: Letter from the Bezirk Unterfranken and a photo of the actual flag.
M. Schmöger, 10 May 2001
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