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by Stefan Schwoon
Coat-of-arms adopted 17 August 1973, flag adopted 17 July 1979
Red-yellow stripes, adopted 17.07.1979. The seat of the county is Amberg. Amberg and Sulzbach-Rosenberg counties merged into Amberg-Sulzbach county during the 1972 municipal reform. Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Stadler 1964-1972.
Stefan Schwoon, 7 August and 1 October 2001
From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:
The arms were granted on August 17, 1973.
The arms show the lion of the Pfalz, which was present in the arms of both former counties. The fleurs-de-lis are taken from the old arms of Sulzbach. The point shows the importance of mining during the history of the area. The first time mining was mentioned dates from a document from 787.
Literature: Linder and Olzog 1996.
Santiago Dotor, 12 January 2004