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Rosenheim County until 1972 (Oberbayern District, Bavaria, Germany)

Landkreis Rosenheim

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[Rosenheim County until 1972 (Oberbayern District, Bavaria, Germany)] 5:2
by Stefan Schwoon
Coat of arms adopted 4th October 1957, flag adopted 9th March 1965, abolished 30th June 1972


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Description

White-blue-yellow, adopted 09.03.1965. The county was merged with Bad Aibling and parts of Wasserburg and adopted new arms and flag after the 1972 municipal reform. Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Stadler 1964-1972.

Stefan Schwoon, 11 July 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

The arms were granted on October 4, 1957.

The chief shows the arms of Bavaria, as a large part of the county belonged for a long time to Bavaria. The lower dexter part shows two leaves, taken from the arms of the Frauenchiemsee Convent. These arms are used as a symbol for the Chiemgau-area in the county. The lower sinister half shows the arms of the Counts of Falkenburg [German Falke meaning falcon] who ruled in the southern part of the district in the 13th century.

Literature: Stadler 1964-1972.

Santiago Dotor, 12 June 2003

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