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Greiz County (Thuringia, Germany)

Landkreis Greiz

Last modified: 2002-02-23 by santiago dotor
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[Greiz County (Thuringia, Germany)] 5:2 | stripes 1+2+1
by Stefan Schwoon
Flag and coat-of-arms adopted 16th/19th June 1997


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Description

Yellow-green-yellow in proportions 1:2:1 with the arms. The arms are sometimes placed in the upper third of the flag. Sources: flag from Ulle 1999, arms from the Thuringia official website.

Stefan Schwoon, 13 March 2001

Flag adopted 16.06.1997, according to Dirk Schönberger's Administrative Divisions of the World website. From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

The arms were granted on June 19, 1997. The golden lion and the crane are derived from the arms of the Lords of Reuss, who ruled the largest part of the district for many centuries. A small part of the district belonged to one of the Saxon Duchies, hence the base of the shield, which shows a simplified version of the arms of Saxony.

Literature: H. Ulle, Neues Thüringer Wappenbuch, Band 3, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Genealogie Thüringen e.V., Erfurt 1998, ISBN 3-9804487-3-8.

Santiago Dotor, 20 February 2002





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