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Zwickau County (Germany)

Landkreis Zwickau, Saxony

Last modified: 2020-01-04 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Zwickau county flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael schneider, 2 Jan 2020
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    Zwickau County

    Zwickau County Flag

    It is a red-white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
    Source: Erwin Günther: "Wappen, Flaggen und Symbole der sächsischen Landkreise nach der Kreisreform von 2008", Dresden 2010, p.54
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Jan 2020

    Zwickau County Banner

    [Zwickau County banner] 2:1 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Jan 2020

    It is a red-white vertical bicolour with centred arms.
    Source: Erwin Günther: "Wappen, Flaggen und Symbole der sächsischen Landkreise nach der Kreisreform von 2008", Dresden 2010, p.54
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Jan 2020

    Zwickau County Coat of Arms

    Shield parted per pale; at dexter Azure, a lion rampant, parted per fess of Or and Argent, armed and tongued Gules; at sinister bendy of four of Gules and Argent.
    Meaning:
    The dexter half displays the lion from the arms of the Pleißenland, a territory under direct imperial rule (German: reichsunmittelbar), established around 1150 by Emperor Friedrich I Barbarossa. The sinister half displays the arms of the Counts of Schönburg.
    Source: Erwin Günther: "Wappen, Flaggen und Symbole der sächsischen Landkreise nach der Kreisreform von 2008", Dresden 2010, pp.29,54
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Jan 2020

    Flag, banner and arms were approved on 4 December 2009 by district director (Landesdirektor) of Chemnitz.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Jan 2020


    Chemnitzer Land County

    Chemnitzer Land Flag

    [Chemnitzer Land county flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 4 Feb 2007

    It was a red-white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
    Source: Erwin Günther: "Wappen, Flaggen und Symbole in Sachsen und seinen Stadt- und Landkreisen", Goslar 2001, p.69
    Jörg Majewski, 4 Feb 2007

    Chemnitzer Land Banner

    [Chemnitzer Land county banner] image by Jörg Majewski, 4 Feb 2007

    It was a red-white vertical bicolour with arms shifted to the top.
    Source: Erwin Günther: "Wappen, Flaggen und Symbole in Sachsen und seinen Stadt- und Landkreisen", Goslar 2001, p.69
    Jörg Majewski, 4 Feb 2007

    Chemnitzer Land Coat of Arms

    [Chemnitzer Land county CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 4 Feb 2007

    Shield bendy of four of Gules and Argent a lion rampant sable armed and tongued Gules.
    Meaning:
    The background tinctures are the arms of the Counts of Schönburg, the lion is taken from the arms of the Margraves of Meißen from the Wettin kin.
    Source: Erwin Günther: "Wappen, Flaggen und Symbole in Sachsen und seinen Stadt- und Landkreisen", Goslar 2001, p.69
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Jan 2020

    Flag, banner and arms were approved on 12 January 1995 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Chemnitz.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Jan 2020


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