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Eggenfelden County until 1972 (Niederbayern District, Bavaria, Germany)

Landkreis Eggenfelden

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[Eggenfelden County until 1972 (Niederbayern District, Bavaria, Germany)] 5:2
by Stefan Schwoon
Flag and coat-of-arms adopted 27th August 1963, abolished 30th June 1972

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Black-yellow, adopted 27.08.1963. Merged with Pfarrkirchen to form Rottal-Inn County. Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Stadler 1964-1972.

Stefan Schwoon, 12 July 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

The arms were granted on August 27, 1963.

The area originally was ruled by the Counts of Ortenburg, who descended from the Counts of Spanheim. The upper right part of the arms thus shows the panther from the arms of Spanheim. The chequered bend is derived from the arms of the Wittelsbach family and Bavaria, the successors of the Counts of Sponheim in the 13th century.

The black stork in the lower part is a Uttenschwalbe (...) and was used by the Von Closen family in their arms. This family held several estates in the district and thus played a major role in its history.

Literature: Stadler 1964-1972.

Santiago Dotor, 17 June 2003

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