Last modified: 2014-02-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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Description of flag:
The flag is off centred quartered into yellow and blue. The coat of arms is on the common point of all quarters.
Source: Jörg Majewski's flags of German counties webpage
Description of banner:
A vertical flag, off centred quartered yellow-blue with the arms. The flag is shown in an article by Erich Dieter Linder: "Die Flaggen deutscher Landkreise" (Flags of German counties), in Der Flaggenkurier, no. 2, 1996, pp. 4-10.
The arms are based on H.-E. Korn: "Hessische Kreis-und Gemeindewappen", Schriften des Hessischen Staatsarchivs Marburg no 1, Marburg, 1984, found at: Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website. Adopted 12 March 1981, according to Dirk Schönberger's Administrative Divisions of the World website.
Stefan Schwoon, 5 Feb 2001
Description of coat of arms:
From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website: The arms were granted on 4 Aug 1980. The eagle is taken from the arms of the former district of Wetzlar, the lower half from the arms of the Dillkreis.
The arms of Wetzlar showed in the upper part the Imperial Eagle, as a symbol for the former imperial estate Kalsmunt and imperial city of Wetzlar. The arms of Dillkreis were a combination of the arms of Nassau (lion) and Orange (Horn). The area around Dillenburg was the centre of the County of Nassau since the 11th century. Later it was the capital of the Orange-Nassau branch. The Princes of Orange-Nassau later became the Dutch Royal family. Willem of Nassau-Dillenburg, Stadhouder (governor) of the Netherlands, inherited in the 16th century the principality of Orange in the south of France.
Source: Stadler 1964, pp.27/96 and H.-E. Korn: "Hessische Kreis-und Gemeindewappen"
Santiago Dotor, 25 Oct 2001
Flag and banner were approved on 12 March 1981. The coat of arms was approved on 4 August 1980.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Jan 2014
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