Last modified: 2003-07-18 by santiago dotor
Keywords: landkreis bad kissingen | bad kissingen county | kissingen | coat of arms: per pale (eagle: demi) | coat of arms: per pale (cross: couped) | coat of arms: chief (fountains) |
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by Stefan Schwoon
Flag and coat-of-arms adopted 29th May 1973
Red-white-black, bearing the arms. The arms must be used because otherwise the flag might be mistaken for an Arabian state (sic) [i.e. Yemen]. Arms from Linder and Olzog 1996.
Stefan Schwoon, 9 February 2001
Adopted 29.05.1973, according to Dirk Schönberger's Administrative Divisions of the World website. From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:
The new arms were granted on May 29, 1973. The chief shows the symbol for a health resort (Bad), three of the largest Bavarian resorts are in the county. The lower dexter half shows the eagle and chequered field of the arms of the Counts of Henneberg. The Counts of Henneberg ruled a large part of the county for many centuries. Another, newer, version of their arms was also part of the arms of Hammelburg. The cross is the cross of the State of Fulda and is taken from the arms of Bad Brückenau.
Literature: [Linder and Olzog 1996?]
Santiago Dotor, 29 October 2001