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Wunsiedel County (Germany)

Kreis Wunsiedel im Fichtelgebirge, Oberfranken District, Bavaria

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[Wunsiedel County banner (Germany)] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 4 Oct 2001
approved 6 February 1975
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Wunsiedel County Banner

Red-yellow stripes. Black and white stripes would have been the more logical choice, in my opinion.
Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000
Stefan Schwoon, 4 Oct 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:
"The new arms were granted on 26 July 26 1974 (...) and combine the Zollern arms, now in the chief, with symbols for the two former urban counties of Selb and Martkredwitz. The eagle is taken from the arms of the city of Marktredwitz, whereas the attires are derived from the arms of the city of Selb.
Literature: Stadler and Egloffstein 1990."
Santiago Dotor, 22 Jan 2004

Wunsiedel County Banner until 1972

[Wunsiedel County banner 1972 (Germany)] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 10 Aug 2001
approved 20 August 1968

Blue-yellow. The county was enlarged in the 1972 municipal reform by parts of Rehau county and the cities Selb and Marktredwitz and adopted other symbols after that.
Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Stadler 1964, p.99
Stefan Schwoon, 10 Aug 2001

The old coat of arms was approved on 5 September 1961 (...). The base of the old arms shows the old arms of the Counts of Nürnberg and Bayreuth from the Zollern kin, and its successors, that ruled the area from 1285-1791. The upper part is representing one of the typical rock formations in the Fichtelgebirge mountain range, called "Luisenburg". The colours of the upper part are taken from the arms of the Counts of Andechs-Meranien, who ruled the area prior to 1248.
Source: Stadler 1964, p.99
Santiago Dotor, 15 July 2003

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