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München (Munich) County (Germany)

Kreis München, Oberbayern District, Bavaria

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[München County banner (Germany)] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 9 July 2001
approved 4 July 1974
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München County

Blue-white-blue with the arms. The flag is described in the county website. Arms from Stadler 1964, p.64 München County had no flag before the 1972 municipal reform, but kept its arms and adopted a flag after it.
Stefan Schwoon, 9 July 2001

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

The coat of arms was approved on 3 April 1957 and confirmed 18 August 1972. The dexter half displays the arms of Bavaria, mainly as the county is made up of several old territories (Ämter) in the Kingdom of Bavaria. The sinister half simply shows the colours of the city of München. The bend wavy is representing the Isar river.
Source: Stadler 1964, p.64
Santiago Dotor, 15 Nov 2001

The county Munich (Kreis München) comprises 29 municipalities around the city of Munich - not including the city itself which has county rights on its own.
Even in the cases where the arms are not specially mentioned I would guess that they are often used.
Stefan Schwoon, 2 Apr 2001

Horizontal Variant

[Munich County (Oberbayern District, Bavaria, Germany)] 3:5 image by Stefan Schwoon, 9 July 2001
approved 4 July 1974

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