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Black-yellow, optionally with the arms. The lion symbolises the diocese of Bamberg and also occurs in the arms of Oberfranken.
The county remained almost unchanged during the 1972 municipal reform and kept its symbols, confirmed on 28.05.1973.
Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Stadler 1964, p.16
Stefan Schwoon, 9 Feb 2001, 7 Aug 2001, 2 Oct 2001
Adopted 28 May 1973, according to Dirk Schönberger's Administrative Divisions of the World website.
The coat of arms was approved on 18 June 1962. The arms are a combination of the arms of the two main landowners in the district, the monasteries of Bamberg and Ebrach. The lion is taken from the arms of Bamberg, the (canting) boar from the arms of Ebrach.
Source: Stadler 1964, p.16
Santiago Dotor, 13 November 2001
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