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Weilheim-Schongau County (Germany)

Kreis Weilheim-Schongau, Oberbayern District, Bavaria

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Weilheim-Schongau County banner (Germany)] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 11 Feb 2001
approved 21 May 1974
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Weilheim-Schongau County Banner

According to the of the county website, the flag is black-yellow-blue, no mention of the arms. I would not be surprised if versions with the arms are also used.

Stefan Schwoon, 11 Feb 2001

The capital is Weilheim. 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 21 May 1974, according to Dirk Schönberger's Administrative Divisions of the World website.
The arms were granted on May 21, 1974. The arms are a combination of the lion passant guardant [or leopard] taken from the former arms of Schongau, and the crosier and miner's tools from the former arms of Weilheim.
Sources: Linder and Olzog 1996 and Stadler 1964, p.101
Santiago Dotor, 15 Novr 2001

Weilheim-Schongau Plain County Flag

[Weilheim-Schongau County plain flag (Germany)] 3:5 image by Stefan Schwoon 24 Sep 2001
approved 21 May 1974

Schongau County Banner until 1972

[Schongau County banner 1972 (Germany)] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon,
approved 09 September 1955

Black-yellow with the arms in a white bannerhead. The county became part of Weilheim-Schongau county.
Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Stadler 1964-1972, p.81

Stefan Schwoon, 11 July 2001

The coat of arms was approved on 6 November 1953. The lion in chief is a differentiation of the arms of the Hohenstaufen kin, Dukes of Swabia and rulers of the area until 1269. The lower part shows the canting castle from the arms of the Steingaden Abbey (from Gaden auf den Steinen, tower on the stones). The Abbey was one of the largest and most important monasteries in the area. The wavy bar is representing the Lech river.
Source: Stadler 1964-1972, p.81
Santiago Dotor, 13 June 2003

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