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by Stefan Schwoon
Flag and coat-of-arms adopted 9th August 1965, abolished 30th June 1972
White-red, adopted 09.08.1965. The county merged with Amberg into Amberg-Sulzbach county during the 1972 municipal reform. Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Stadler 1964-1972.
Stefan Schwoon, 7 August 2001
From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:
The arms were granted on August 9, 1965. The arms are based on the 14th century arms of the Sulzbach court, which covered the largest part of the district. The upper part shows the arms of the Pfalz (lion) and Bavaria (lozenges). The court was subject to the Dukes of Bavaria from the Wittelsbach dynasty, who were also Princes of the Pfalz. The lower part shows the arms of the Counts of Sulzbach-Kastl, who founded the court and ruled the area before the Wittelsbach family.
Literature: Stadler 1964-1972.
Santiago Dotor, 7 July 2003