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Rottal-Inn County (Germany)

Kreis Rottal-Inn, Niederbayern District, Bavaria

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: rottal-inn | pfarrkirchen county | eggenfelden county | bend sinister(wavy) | panther | horse(forcene) | bend sinister (lozengy) | stork |
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[Rottal-Inn County banner (Germany)] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 28 Sep 2001
approved 19 October 1973
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Rottal-Inn County Banner

Red-yellow-blue with the arms. The seat of the county which borders Austria is Pfarrkirchen.
Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000
Stefan Schwoon, 28 September 2001

Adopted 19 October 1973, according to Dirk Schönberger's Administrative Divisions of the World website.
From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:
"The arms combine the horse from the arms of Pfarrkirchen with the panther from the arms of Eggenfelden. The bend wavy is symbolizing the rivers Rott and Inn."
Literature: Linder and Olzog 1996
Santiago Dotor, 15 November 2001

Rottal-Inn County Flag

[Rottal-Inn County flag (Germany)] 3:5 image by Stefan Schwoon, 11 Feb 2001
approved 19 October 1973

Red-yellow-blue with the arms. The flag is shown in Linder 1996. Arms are from Linder and Olzog 1996.


Stefan Schwoon, 11 Feb 2001

Eggenfelden County Banner until 1972

[Eggenfelden County banner 1972 (Germany)] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon,
approved 27 August 1963

Black-yellow. Merged with Pfarrkirchen to form Rottal-Inn County.
Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Stadler 1964, p.30
Stefan Schwoon, 12 July 2001

The arms were granted on August 27, 1963. The area originally was ruled by the Counts of Ortenburg, who descended from the Counts of Spanheim. The upper right part of the arms thus shows the panther from the arms of Spanheim. The chequered bend is derived from the arms of the Wittelsbach kin and Bavaria, the successors of the Counts of Sponheim in the 13th century. The black stork in the lower part is an Uttenschwalbe (...) and was taken from the amrs of the Von Closen kin. This family held several estates in the county and thus played a major role in its history.
Source: Stadler 1964, p.30
Santiago Dotor, 17 June 2003

Pfarrkirchen County Banner until 1972

[Pfarrkirchen County banner 1972 (Germany)] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon,
approved 5 September 1961

Red-yellow-blue. The county was merged with Eggenfelden to form Rottal-Inn county.
Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Stadler 1964, p.73
Stefan Schwoon, 31 July 2001

The arms were granted on 5 September 1961. The area is well known for its horses and horse-breeding. In 1896 a racing track was founded in the county, the oldest in the southern part of Germany. The horse was thus chosen as an appropriate symbol for the county. The wavy bar is symbolizing the Rott river.
Source: Stadler 1964, p.73
Santiago Dotor, 1 July 2003


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