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Rosenheim County (Germany)

Kreis Rosenheim, Oberbayern District, Bavaria

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Rosenheim County banner (Germany)] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 24 Sep 2001
approved 27 August 1976
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Rosenheim County Banner

Red-yellow-blue with the arms. Arms are from Linder and Olzog 1996.
Stefan Schwoon, 11 Feb 2001

Both vertical and horizontal versions are legally correct, but we can confirm (by M. Schmöger's and my own observations) that the vertical variants are the ones in actual use.
Stefan Schwoon, 24 Sep 2001

Adopted 27 August 1976, according to Dirk Schönberger's Administrative Divisions of the World website. From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:
The new arms were granted on 14 May 1976. The chief shows the arms of Bavaria, as a large part of the county belonged for a long time to Bavaria. The lower dexter part shows two leaves, taken from the arms of the Frauenchiemsee Convent. These arms are used as a symbol for the Chiemgau area of the county. The lower sinister part shows the lion taken from the arms of the city (...) of Wasserburg.
Literature: Linder and Olzog 1996
Santiago Dotor, 15 Nov 2001

Rosenheim County Flag

[Rosenheim County flag (Germany)] 3:5 image by Stefan Schwoon, 24 Sep 2001
approved 27 August 1976

Rosenheim County Banner until 1972

[Rosenheim County banner 1972 (Germany)] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 11 July 2001
approved 09 March 1965

White-blue-yellow. The county was merged with Bad Aibling and parts of Wasserburg and adopted new arms and flag after the 1972 municipal reform.
Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Stadler 1964, p.77
Stefan Schwoon, 11 July 2001

The coat of arms was approved on 4 October 1957. The chief shows the arms of Bavaria, as a large part of the county belonged for a long time to Bavaria. The lower dexter part shows two leaves of water lily, crossed per saltire, in counterchanged colours and taken from the arms of the Frauenchiemsee Convent. These arms are used as a symbol for the Chiemgau-area in the county. The lower sinister part, a golden falcon in blue, shows the arms of the Counts of Falkenburg [German Falke meaning falcon] who ruled in the southern part of the county in the 13th century.
Source: Stadler 1964, p.77
Santiago Dotor, 12 June 2003


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