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Rhein-Pfalz County (Germany)

Landkreis Rhein-Pfalz, Rhineland-Palatinate

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[Rhein-Pfalz County flag] image by Jörg Majewski, 13 Apr 2011 See also:

Current Flag

flags adopted: 28 October 1977
The GIF and the details are based on the presentations of Klaus Günther, with kind permission.
Sources: Debus 1988 and state archive Speyer in
Klaus Günther: "Kommunalflaggen von Rheinland-Pfalz", CD
Jörg Majewski, 13 Apr 2011

Banner

[Rhein-Pfalz county banner] image by Jörg Majewski, 13 Apr 2011

The GIF and the details are based on the presentations of Klaus Günther, with kind permission.
Sources: Debus 1988 and state archive Speyer in
Klaus Günther: "Kommunalflaggen von Rheinland-Pfalz", CD
Jörg Majewski, 13 Apr 2011

Ephemeral Flag

[Rhein-Pfalz ephemeral flag] 3:5  image by Stefan Schwoon, 29 Jan 2001

Flag adopted 28 Oct 1977, coat-of-arms adopted 1971
Quartered yellow and red, bearing the arms. Granted 28 Oct 1977.
Sources:Debus 1988 and Ralf Hartemink's Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Stefan Schwoon, 29 Jan 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website: The new arms were granted in 1971. The new arms combine elements from the old arms (granted on 13 Oct 1960) with the cross of Speyer. The lion is the lion of the Pfalz,as the largest part of the county historically belonged to the Pfalz. The [wavy bend sinister] shows the Rhine Valley and river [and the inescutcheon shows] the water lily leaves, as a typical symbol for the district.
Literature: Stadler 1964-1971.
Santiago Dotor, 23 Oct 2001

Landkreis Ludwigshafen was renamed to Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis on 1 Jan 2004. Source: county website.
Stefan Schwoon, 8 Dec 2003

Zitat:Allerdings möchten wir Sie darauf aufmerksam machen, dass der Landkreis Ludwigshafen schon vor annähernd einem Jahr in Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis umbenannt wurde. Außerdem zeigt Ihr Bild ein falsches Wappen. Die Seerosenblätter in der Mitte müssen goldfarben sein. Grün waren sie nur ganz kurz, bis jemand bemerkt hat, dass Grün in Rot heraldisch nicht zulässig ist.
Jürgen Schwerdt, 16 Dec 2004

Translation:
I would like to point out that your image shows the wrong arms. The water lily leaves in the center have to be gold - they were green for only a short time, until somebody noticed that green in red (colour on colour) is heraldically wrong.
Stefan Schwoon, 16 Dec 2004

Ephemeral Banner

[Rhein-Pfalz ephemeral banner] 5:2  image by Stefan Schwoon, 29 Jan 2001

Cities and municipalities


An Associated Municipality "(Verbandsgemeinde/VG)" is an amalgamation of several cities and/or municipalities in Rhineland-Palatinate.