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Sankt Wendel County (Germany)

Kreis Sankt Wendel, Saar

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Sankt Wendel County flag (Germany)] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 29 June 2014
approved 25 February 1965 See also:

Sankt Wendel County

Sankt Wendel County Flag

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

Sankt Wendel County Coat of Arms

The shield is divided per fess into silver (= white) over blue. The main charge is a rampant lion, armed and tongued red in counterchanged colours. On his breast is a golden (= yellow) inescutcheon displaying a red fleur de lis.
Meaning:
The present county of Sankt Wendel has a very complicated history. The county was divided into many small parts, each of these parts belonged to a different territory. Therefore only the arms of the main territories are combined in the county arms. A blue lion was in the arms of the Counts of Veldenz, a silver lion in the arms of Nassau-Saarbrücken. The colours red and gold in the inescutcheon are taken from the arms of Lorraine. The fleur de lis is taken from the arms of the city of Sankt Wendel and is alluding to the county's name.
Source: Stadler 1966, p.102

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 25 February 1965.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 June 2014

Sankt Wendel County Plain Flag

[Sankt Wendel County plain flag (Germany)] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jan 2014

Description of plain flag:
It is a red over yellow horizontal bicolour.
Source: Stadler 1966, p.102
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jan 2014


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