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Ochsenfurt County until 1972 (Unterfranken District, Bavaria, Germany)

Landkreis Ochsenfurt

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[Ochsenfurt County until 1972 (Unterfranken District, Bavaria, Germany)] 5:2
by Stefan Schwoon
Flag and coat-of-arms adopted 2nd February 1966, abolished 30th June 1972


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Description

Blue-white-black, adopted 02.02.1966. Was integrated into Würzburg county during the 1972 municipal reform. Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Stadler 1964-1972.

Stefan Schwoon, 17 August 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

The arms were granted on February 2, 1966. The chief shows the arms of the State of Würzburg, as the bishops of Würzburg held many estates in the county. The lower right half shows the arms of the Von Limpurg family. These also had some estates in the county. The two lions in the lower left half are the arms of the Counts of Hohenlohe, who held most of the estates prior to the Von Limpurg family.

Literature: Stadler 1964-1972.

Santiago Dotor, 23 July 2003

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