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Deggendorf County (Niederbayern District, Bavaria, Germany)

Landkreis Deggendorf

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[Deggendorf County (Niederbayern District, Bavaria, Germany)] 5:2
by Stefan Schwoon
Coat-of-arms adopted 17th September 1963, flag adopted 20th August 1986

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Yellow-green with the arms, vertically hanging variety. The flag is shown on the county website. Arms from Stadler 1964-1971.

Deggendorf County had no flag before the 1972 municipal reform, during which it annexed part of Vilshofen county. Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000.

Flag adopted 20.08.1986.

Stefan Schwoon, 10 February, 12 July and 26 September 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

The arms were granted on September 17, 1963 and confirmed on May 23, 1973. The wavy bar symbolises the two main rivers in the district, the Donau and the Isar. The hills in the base of the shield symbolise the Bayrische Wald, a mountainous area in the middle of Bavaria. The hills were also used in the arms of the Niederalteich monastery. The eagle is taken from the arms of another abbey, that of Metten. Both Benedictine monasteries were founded in the 8th century and played a major role in the local history. The golden colour of the field finally symbolises the rich soil in the district.

Literature: Stadler 1964-1971.

Santiago Dotor, 15 November 2001

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