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Hildburghausen County (Thuringia, Germany)

Landkreis Hildburghausen

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[Hildburghausen County (Thuringia, Germany)]     5:2
image by Stefan Schwoon
Flag and coat-of-arms adopted 8 May 1996

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White-red with the arms. The base shows the points of Franconia (Fränkischer Rechen), referring to the diocese of Würzburg which owned parts of the land in former times. Sources: flag from Ulle 1999, arms from the Thuringia official website.

Stefan Schwoon, 13 March 2001

Flag adopted 08.05.1996, according to Dirk Schönberger's Administrative Divisions of the World website. From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

The arms were granted on May 8, 1996. The lion is the lion of the Markgraves of Meissen, as a large part of the district historically belonged to the County of Meissen. The second field shows the canting arms of the County of Henneberg, and symbolises the parts of the district that belonged to Henneberg. The lower part shows the arms of the State of Würzburg, as the district religiously belonged to the bishops of Würzburg.

Literature: H. Ulle, Neues Thüringer Wappenbuch, Band 3, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Genealogie Thüringen e.V., Erfurt 1998, ISBN 3-9804487-3-8.

Santiago Dotor, 21 February 2002