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Neunkirchen County (Germany)

Kreis Neunkirchen, Saar

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Neunkirchen County flag (Germany)] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 29 June 2014
approved 22 August 1961 See also:

Neunkirchen County

Neunkirchen County Flag

Description of flag:
It is a blue over white horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: Jörg Majewski's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 June 2014

Neunkirchen County Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess into blue over silver (= white). Above is a golden, crowned demi-lion issuant tongued red. The field is scattered by golden (= yellow) billets. Below on the dexter side is a blue rose, barbed and seeded golden (= yellow) accompanied by a black cogwheel on the sinister side.
Meaning:
The demi-lion is a differentiation of the Nassau arms and is representing the Counts of Nassau-Saarbrücken, later Nassau-Ottweiler, local rulers from 1381 until 1792. The rose is representing the city of Ottweiler and the wheel the city of Neunkirchen, the two major cities in the county The rose is known from court seals of Koblenz since 1282. The flag colours are derived from those of Bavaria.
Source: Stadler 1964, p.72

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 22 August 1961. The county overtook the symbols of the former county of Ottweiler (until 1974).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 June 2014


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