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Neumarkt County (Germany)

Kreis Neumarkt (in der Oberpfalz), Oberpfalz District, Bavaria

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[Neumarkt County banner (Germany)] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 1 Oct 2001
approved 20 September 1962, confirmed 8 October 1974
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Neumarkt County Banner

Yellow-red. Parts of Beilngries and Parsberg counties were annexed to this county in 1973, but the flag was re-used by the larger (present) county, confirmed on 8 October 1974.
Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Stadler 1964, p.65
Stefan Schwoon, 1 Oct 2001

The arms are a combination of the golden (= yellow) Palatine lion and the red lions of the Counts of Wolfstein. The Counts of the Palatinate had many estates in the county, whereas the Counts of Wolfstein were Lords of Sulzbürg and Pyrbaum.
Source: Stadler 1964, p.65
Santiago Dotor, 3 July 2003

Parsberg County Banner until 1972

[Bogen County banner 1972 (Germany)] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 10 Aug 2001
abolished 30 June 1972

White - red - yellow. Annexed to Neumarkt County under the 1972 municipal reform.
Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Stadler 1964, p.72
Stefan Schwoon, 10 Aug 2001

Coat-of-arms wasapproved 8 February 1960.The arms display in the right half the golden (= yellow) Palatine lion, as all parts of the county were acquired by the branch lines of the Wittelsbach kin since the 13th century. The silver lion with the inescutcheon is taken from the arms of Catholic General Johann Tserclaes Count of Tilly who during the 3=-Years-War gained the lordships of Helfenberg, Hohenfels and Breitenegg together with the privilege of direct imperial rule (Reichsunmittelbarkeit). The pale wavy is representing the small Black Laaber river.
Source: Stadler 1964, p.72
Santiago Dotor, 15 July 2003

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