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Pegnitz County until 1972 (Oberfranken District, Bavaria, Germany)

Landkreis Pegnitz

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[Pegnitz County until 1972 (Oberfranken District, Bavaria, Germany)] 5:2
by Stefan Schwoon
Flag adopted 19th April 1966, abolished 30th June 1972

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Black-yellow-blue, adopted 19.04.1966. Annexed to Bayreuth county under the 1972 municipal reform. Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Stadler 1964-1972.

Stefan Schwoon, 10 August 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

The arms combine in the chief the arms of the Hohenzollern dynasty, as Markgraves of Nürnberg, and the lion of the State of Bamberg. Both the Hohenzollern dynasty as well as the Bishops of Bamberg held many estates in the district until the end of the 18th century. The waves symbolise the Pegnitz river.

Literature: Stadler 1964-1972.

Santiago Dotor, 15 July 2003