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Südwestpfalz County (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)

Landkreis Sdwestpfalz (Southwest Palatinate)

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Current Flag

[Südwestpfalz County (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)] 3:5
by Stefan Schwoon
Flag adopted 1 August 1983, coat-of-arms adopted 20 December 1972

Divided red and yellow, bearing the arms. Granted 1 August 1983. Sources: Debus 1988 and Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website.

Stefan Schwoon, 30 January 2001

Pirmasens county was renamed to Südwestpfalz with effect of 1 January 1997.

Stefan Schwoon, 22 October 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

The arms were granted on 20 December 1972. The county historically belonged to the Pfalz and to the Counts of Hanau-Lichtenberg. This is symbolised in the arms with the lion of the Pfalz and the chevrons of Hanau.

Literature: Linder and Olzog 1996.

Santiago Dotor, 23 October 2001

Vertical Flag

[Südwestpfalz County vertical flag (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)] 5:2
by Stefan Schwoon

Cities and municipalities

Verbandsgemeinde* Dahner Felsenland [01],
Verbandsgemeinde* Hauenstein [02],
Verbandsgemeinde* Pirmasens-Land [03],
Verbandsgemeinde* Rodalben [04],
Verbandsgemeinde* Thaleischweiler-Fröschen [05],
Verbandsgemeinde* Waldfischbach-Burgalben [06],
Verbandsgemeinde* Wallhalben [07],
  • Biedershausen municipality [BI], Herschberg municipality [HS], Hettenhausen municipality [HT], Knopp-Labach municipality [KL], Krähenberg municipality [KR], Obernheim-Kirchenarnbach municipality [OK], Saalstadt municipality [SA], Schauerberg municipality [SB], Schmitshausen municipality [SH], Wallhalben municipality [WH], Weselberg municipality [WE], Winterbach (Pfalz) municipality [WP],

Verbandsgemeinde* Zweibrücken-Land [08], *
An Associated Municipality "(Verbandsgemeinde/VG)" is an amalgamation of several cities and/or municipalities in Rhineland-Palatinate.