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Kitzingen County until 1972 (Unterfranken District, Bavaria, Germany)

Landkreis Kitzingen

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[Kitzingen County until 1972 (Unterfranken District, Bavaria, Germany)] 5:2
by Stefan Schwoon
Coat-of-arms adopted 25th February 1955, flag adopted 22nd January 1958, abolished 30th June 1972

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White-red with the arms in the head (see my remarks), adopted 22.01.1958. Kitzingen county was enlarged by the (previously independent) city of Kitzingen and part of Gerolzhofen county and adopted new symbols after the 1972 municipal reform. Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Stadler 1964-1972.

Stefan Schwoon, 16 August 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

The old arms were granted on February 25, 1955.

The quartered shield in the first quarter is the arms of the Hohenzollern dynasty. A large part of the district belonged to the Counts of Brandenburg-Ansbach, who for a long time were of the Hohenzollern dynasty. The second quarter shows the arms of the Lords von Seinsheim, who had their castle and territory in the district.

The lower part shows the arms of Franconia, the symbol of the State of Würzburg, to which a large part of the district belonged.

Literature: Stadler 1964-1972.

Santiago Dotor, 17 July 2003