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It is a white-red vertical bicolour with the arms shifted to the top. The city of Apolda is the seat of the county.
Source: Ulle 2000 and Erich Dieter Linder, Die Flaggen deutscher Landkreise (Flags of German counties), in Der Flaggenkurier no. 2, 1996, pp. 4-10;
Stefan Schwoon, 16 Mar 2001
The arms combine elements from the arms of the territories to which the district historically belonged: the lion in the sinister half symbolises the lions of the Dukes of Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach, the Counts of Orlamünde and the Counts of Gleichen, the wheel in the first quarter is the arms of the Archbishopric of Mainz, and in the third quarter the apples are canting for the city of Apolda and were used by the governors of Apolda.
Source: Linder and Olzog 1996
Santiago Dotor, 27 Feb 2002
Flag and arms were approved on 24 November 1994.
Dirk Schönberger, 27 Feb 2002
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