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Ostallgäu County (Schwaben District, Bavaria, Germany)

Landkreis Ostallgäu

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[Ostallgäu County (Schwaben District, Bavaria, Germany)]
by Stefan Schwoon
Flag and coat-of-arms adopted 8 October 1974


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Description

Red-white-blue stripes, 08.10.1974. The capital of the county is Marktoberdorf. The former counties Füssen, Kaufbeuren and Marktoberdorf merged into Ostallgäu county during the 1972 municipal reform. Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Linder and Olzog 1996.

Stefan Schwoon, 23-27 August and 17 October 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

The arms were granted on October 8, 1974.

The arms are a combination of elements from the arms of the former counties. The sword is taken from the arms of the Marktoberdorf county and the [crozier] from Füssen county. The lion [comes from the arms of the Kaufbeuren county and] is the lion of the former Benedictine abbey in Irsee, that owned a large part of the present county.

Literature: Linder and Olzog 1996.

Santiago Dotor, 11 February 2004

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