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City of Landau (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)

Stadt Landau

Last modified: 2002-01-12 by santiago dotor
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[City of Landau (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)] 3:5
by Stefan Schwoon
Flag adopted 10th January 1961

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Divided black and white, bearing the arms. Granted 10.1.1961. Sources: flag from Debus 1988, arms from Stadler 1964-1971.

Stefan Schwoon, 1 March 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

The arms were granted in 1961 and show the lion of the Counts of Leinigen and the imperial eagle. Landau got city rights in the early 13th century from Count Emich IV von Leiningen-Landeck. Already at the end of the century the city had become an imperial city. The oldest seal of the city, which dates from 1283, also showed the lion and the bordure.

In 1907 the city was granted arms with the lion and a red chief. This was based on a 16th century manuscript. The colours were white and blue, and were taken from the colours of Bavaria. In 1961 the historical colours were used and the importance of the city was emphasised with the eagle.

Literature: Stadler 1964-1971.

Santiago Dotor, 28 December 2001

Hanging Flag


[City of Landau (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)] 5:2
by Stefan Schwoon
Flag adopted 10th January 1961

Beneath a square split white and black and bearing the arms, split black and white. Granted 10.1.1961. Source: Debus 1988.

Stefan Schwoon, 1 March 2001

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