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White-blue with the arms. The empty (or 'bare') quarters of the arms can be interpreted as canting for part of the county's name.
Sources: Falko Schmidt, arms from H. John and M. Heine 1989 [read below].
Stefan Schwoon, 26 Mar 2001
From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:
The arms were approved on 7 June 1974. The four quarters and the colours are a combination of the divisions of the arms of the former two counties [both parted per pale] as well as the city of Schwenningen [parted per fess]. The eagle is taken from the arms of the city of Villingen and is also a symbol for the Princes of Fürstenberg, who held many possessions in the area.
Source: H. John and M. Heine, Die Kreis- und Gemeindewappen im Regierungsbezirk Freiburg, Theiss, Stuttgart, 1989, 142 pp., ISBN 3-8062-0803-4.
The eagle in the Villingen city arms (...) is most likely derived from the arms of the Zähringen family, who ruled the city at the time [13th century].
Source: Stadler 1964, p.92.
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