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Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge County (Germany)

Landkreis Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge, Sachsen

Last modified: 2022-11-26 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: saechsische schweiz-osterzgebirge | bend(wavy) | lion(black) | hammer and mallet |
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[Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge County CoA] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Nov 2022

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Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge County

Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge County Banner

Neither the county has a proper banner nor had its predecessors.
Source: information confirmed per phone by the county administration
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Nov 2022

Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge County Coat of Arms

Shield Argent hammer and mallet Sable; mantled, at dexter Vert a bend wavy Argent, at sinister Or a lion rampant Sable armed and tongued Gules.
The upper dexter part displays the arms of the former Sächsische Schweiz County and is symbolising the landscape alongside the Elbe River. The tinctures are those of Sachsen. The lion is that one of the Margraves of Meißen, local rulers for centuries. He is also symbolising the common history of the county and its predecessors. Hammer and mallet, the symbols of mining, are referring to the Ore Mountains (Erzgebirge) and the numerous mining cities in the region. Lion and tools also had been part of the arms of the former Weißeritz County.
Source: Erwin Günther: "Wappen, Flaggen und Symbole der sächsischen Landkreise nach der Kreisreform von 2008", Dresden 2010, pp.48-49
Klaus-Michael Schneider 24 Nov 2022

The county council adopted new arms on 29 September 2008, which were officially approved on in November 2008.
Klaus-Michael Schneider 24 Nov 2022

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