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Main-Tauber-Kreis County (Stuttgart District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany)

Main-Tauber-Kreis

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[Main-Tauber-Kreis County (Stuttgart District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany)] 5:2
by Stefan Schwoon
Flag adopted 28th November 1989, coat-of-arms adopted 19th March 1974


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Description

White-red with the arms. The cross on the arms is the cross of the Teutonic Order which used to have possessions in the county historically. Source: Falko Schmidt, arms from Bardua 1987.

Stefan Schwoon, 21 March 2001

Adopted 28.11.1989, according to Dirk Schönberger's Administrative Divisions of the World website. From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

The arms were granted on March 19, 1974. The arms are a combination of the wheel of the State of Mainz and the points of the arms of Franconia. Historically the district was ruled for the largest part by the bishops of Würzburg, and the points of Franconia symbolise the diocese. The other, smaller, parts of the district were ruled by the bishops of Mainz and the Teutonic Order. The cross is the cross of the Order.

Literature: H. Bardua, Die Kreis- und Gemeindewappen im Regierungsbezirk Stuttgart (County and Municipal Arms in the Stuttgart District), Theiss, Stuttgart, 1987.

Santiago Dotor, 7 March 2002


Civil Flag

[Main-Tauber-Kreis County, civil flag (Stuttgart District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany)] 5:2
by Santiago Dotor
Flag adopted 28th November 1989
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