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Bad Kissingen County (Unterfranken District, Bavaria, Germany)

Landkreis Bad Kissingen

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[Bad Kissingen County (Unterfranken District, Bavaria, Germany)]
by Stefan Schwoon
Flag and coat-of-arms adopted 29 May 1973

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Red-white-black stripes, bearing the arms. The arms must be used because otherwise the flag might be mistaken for an Arabian state (sic) [i.e. Yemen]. Adopted 29 May 1973. Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Linder and Olzog 1996.

Stefan Schwoon, 9 February and 8 October 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

The new arms were granted on May 29, 1973. The chief shows the symbol for a health resort (Bad), three of the largest Bavarian resorts are in the county. The lower dexter half shows the eagle and chequered field of the arms of the Counts of Henneberg. The Counts of Henneberg ruled a large part of the county for many centuries. Another, newer, version of their arms was also part of the arms of Hammelburg. The cross is the cross of the State of Fulda and is taken from the arms of Bad Brückenau.

Literature: [Linder and Olzog 1996?]

Santiago Dotor, 29 October 2001

Horizontal Variant

[Bad Kissingen County, horizontal variant (Unterfranken District, Bavaria, Germany)]
by Stefan Schwoon