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Traunstein County (Germany)

Kreis Traunstein, Oberbayern District, Bavaria

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[Traunstein County banner (Germany)] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 11 July 2001
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Traunstein County

Traunstein County had no flag until the 1972 municipal reform, when parts of Laufen county were added.
Source: Linder and Schmidt 2000.

Stefan Schwoon, 11 July 2001

Uses an unofficial flag, white-blue stripes with the coat-of-arms and scrolls saying Landkreis Traunstein. My drawing is made according to a photo made by Erich Dieter Linder. The flag has no chance of being officially approved since the combination of white-blue stripes is reserved for the Bavarian state flag. Still, this kind of design seems to be commonplace for municipalities without an official flag.
Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Stadler 1964, p.88
Stefan Schwoon, 25 Sep 2001

Adopted ca. 1989, according to Dirk Schönberger's Administrative Divisions of the World website, quoting Erich Dieter Linder as source, with the comment, "ohne Genehmigung in Gebrauch" ("used without [administrative] authorisation").

The coat of arms was approved on 21 March 1955 and confirmed on 14 May 1976. The panther is derived from the arms of the Counts of Krainburg-Ortenburg, of the Spanheim kin, who owned several estates in the area in the early Middle Ages. They founded in 1255 the town of Trostberg. The eagle is derived from the arms of the Diocese of Chiemsee. The lower sinister quarter shows the canting arms of the Abbey of Baumburg ("tree-castle"), which ruled a large part of the northern county.
Source: Stadler 1964, p.88
Santiago Dotor, 24 May 2002

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