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Baden c.1947-1952 (Germany)

Land Baden, South Baden, Südbaden

Last modified: 2019-07-30 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Civil Flag 1891-1925 and 1947-1952 (Baden, Germany)] image by Jorge Candeias
Flag adopted for Baden 17th December 1891, abolished c.1925, readopted c.1947, abolished 25 April 1952
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Civil Flag


A yellow-red-yellow triband. In use as civil flag of the Grand Duchy of Baden from 1891-1925. Readopted as Landesflagge of the State of (South) Baden c.1947. Abolished as a result of the merger into Baden-Württemberg 25 April 1952.

Norman Martin, May 1998

The flag of the former Land Baden has no official status today.

M. Schmöger, 14 August 2000

The official name of the land formed in the southern part of Baden from 1945 to 1952 is Land Baden not Land Südbaden. The term Südbaden is occasionally —and unofficially— used to provide a clearer distinction between this Land and the larger geographical entity that is normally meant when speaking of Baden.

Stefan Schwoon, 15 September 2003

State Banner with Coat of Arms

[(South-Baden w/ CoA (Germany)] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Apr 2014
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It is a yellow - red -yellow vertical triband (reverse shown) with arms in the centre of the banner.
Sources: Kuhn 1991, p. 90 and Hormann and Plaschke 2006, pp.194; 231

Later in Hormann and Plaschke 2006 there are banners of the predecessors of Baden-Württemberg: All have arms. But the caption is somehow indifferent saying: "Independent from 1945 to 1952, arms and state flags of Württemberg Hohenzollern, (South) Baden, Württemberg-Baden. So in the end those flags are doubtful. In case of South Baden we have evidence from source above, which shows however the other flags without arms.
Nevertheless the arms should be described here (numbers corresponding with flags above:

Description of coat of arms:
The golden (= yellow) shield is divided by a red bend and topped by a margrave's coronet.
Source:Hormann and Plaschke 2006,p.231
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Apr 2014

These three are reproductions from Schroeder 1953 where you can find a whole series of hanging flags of the states, plus those of East German states (but with the pre-1933 arms) and Eastern territories under Soviet or Polish administration. The whole series is therefore very doubtful what regards the details. However, it is rather plausible that at least some usage of Württemberg-Baden flags with arms occurred.
M. Schmöger, 23 Apr 2014

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