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Traunstein County (Oberbayern District, Bavaria, Germany)

Landkreis Traunstein

Last modified: 2002-09-28 by santiago dotor
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Adopted ca. 1989, according to Dirk Schönberger's Administrative Divisions of the World website, quoting Erich Dieter Linder as source, with the comment, "ohne Genehmigung in Gebrauch" ("used without [administrative] authorisation"). From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

The arms were granted on March 21, 1955 and confirmed on May 14, 1976. The panther is derived from the arms of the Counts of Krainburg-Ortenburg, of the Spanheim dynasty, who owned several estates in the area in the early Middle Ages. They founded in 1255 the town of Trostberg. The eagle is derived from the arms of the diocese of Chiemsee. The lower left quarter shows the canting arms of the Abbey of Baumburg ('tree-castle'), that ruled a large part of the northern part of the county.

Literature: Stadler 1964-1971.

Santiago Dotor, 24 May 2002

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