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Saarbrücken Municipal Community (Germany)

Regionalverband Saarbrücken, Saar

Last modified: 2014-07-05 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Saarbrücken Municipal Community flag (Germany)] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 29 June 2014
approved on 17 March 1975 See also:

Saarbrücken Municipal Community

Saarbrücken Municipal Community Flag

Description of flag:
It is a blue over yellow bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: Jörg Majewski's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 June 2014

Saarbrücken Municipal Community Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The blue shield is quartered. The 1st and 4th quarter display a silver (= white), rampant, double-queued lion, crowned golden (= yellow) and tongued red in a blue field scattered with silver (= white) crosslets fitchy. The 2nd and 3rd quarter display a golden (= yellow), rampant, double-queued lion, crowned and tongued red in a blue field scattered with golden (= yellow) billets.
Saarbücken County existed from 1816-1974 and used no arms. In 1974 a municipal community (Stadtverband) was formed including the city of Saarbrücken. In 2007 it was renamed to Regionalverband Saarbrücken.
The arms are derived from the arms of the Counts of Nassau-Saarbrücken with the lions in the opposite quarters. The largest part of the district was originally part of the County of Nassau-Saarbrücken. The silver lion is the old lion of the Counts of Saarbrücken, the golden lion and the flag colours belong to the Counts of Nassau.
Source: Linder und Olzog 1996

The flag was approved on 17 March 1975. The coat of arms was granted in 1909.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 June 2014

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