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by Stefan Schwoon
Coat-of-arms adopted 18 June 1965, confirmed 20 November 1972
Flag adopted 30 July 1987
Red-white stripes, adopted 30.07.1987. Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Stadler 1964-1972.
Stefan Schwoon, 11 October 2001
From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:
The arms were granted on June 18, 1965 and confirmed on November 20, 1972.
The arms show in the dexter half the arms of the Markgraves of Nuremberg from the dynasty of Brandenburg-Ansbach. The eagle is the arms of Brandenburg. The sinister half shows the arms of the city of Nuremberg. Both the Markgraves and the city of Nuremberg had many possessions in the county.
The lower part of the arms shows symbols for agriculture and industry.
Literature: Stadler 1964-1972.
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