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Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis County (Freiburg District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany)


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[Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis County (Freiburg District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany)] 5:2
by Stefan Schwoon
Coat-of-arms adopted 7th June 1974

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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 March 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

The arms were granted on June 7, 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.

Literature: 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 (...) most likely derives from the arms of the Zähringen family, who ruled the city at the time [13th century].

Literature: Stadler 1964-1972.

Santiago Dotor, 14 March 2002

Civil Flag

[Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis County, civil flag (Freiburg District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany)] 5:2
by Santiago Dotor