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Oberpfalz District (Bavaria, Germany)

Bezirk Oberpfalz, Upper Palatinate

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[Oberpfalz District (Bavaria, Germany)] 3:5
by Marcus Schmöger
Flag adopted 17th March 1976



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Introduction

Oberpfalz (Upper Palatinate) is the east of Bavaria including Regensburg. The district has seven counties and three cities with county rights (Amberg, Regensburg, Weiden). Crowned lions abound in the county coats-of-arms.

Stefan Schwoon, 1 October 2001


Description

The flag (approved 17th March 1976) shows three horizontal stripes of yellow, blue and white, with the arms in the center. The coat-of-arms of Oberpfalz (since 25th August 1960) combines the lion for the Pfalz (Palatinate), the lozenges for Altbayern (Old Bavaria) and the keys for Regensburg. Source: Linder 1997 which is available online at the Der Flaggenkurier website. Further information at the Bezirk Oberpfalz website (only illustration of the arms) and at this webpage (illustration and description of the arms) of the Bayerischer Basketball Verband Bezirk Oberpfalz.

Marcus Schmöger, 27 January 2001

More recently I obtained information from the Bezirk to clarify the question of how the flag actually looks like, especially if it is used as a normal horizontal flag or as a hanging flag (Banner). According to a letter and a phone call from the Bezirk Oberpfalz the flag of Oberpfalz is used quite frequently in the district, not only by the district authorities themselves, but also by many municipalities (which theoretically are not entitled to use this flag, however). They did not send me a photo of an actual flag but sketches for three variants. Anyway the proportions of the sketches seem quite plausible to me, so I made images accordingly.

The Hißflagge is a normal flag of proportions 3:5, the coat-of-arms' width being 30% of the flag's width. According to the relevant official in the Bezirk Oberpfalz this is the variant used by the Bezirk itself.

The other variants are a hanging flag (Banner and a flag for being carried during e.g. processions (Tragefahne).

Marcus Schmöger, 28 May 2001


Hanging Flag

Banner

[Oberpfalz District, Hanging Flag (Bavaria, Germany)] 5:2
by Marcus Schmöger
Flag and coat-of-arms adopted 17th September 1965

The second variant is a hanging flag (Banner) of proportions 5:2, the width of the coat-of-arms being 2/3 that of the flag.

Marcus Schmöger, 28 May 2001


Flag for Processions etc.

Tragefahne

[Oberpfalz District, Flag for Processions etc. (Bavaria, Germany)] 3:4
by Marcus Schmöger
Flag and coat-of-arms adopted 17th September 1965

The third variant is a flag for being carried during e.g. processions (Tragefahne), in proportions 3:4, the width of the coat-of-arms being 50% that of the flag.

Marcus Schmöger, 28 May 2001

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