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Schleswig-Flensburg County (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)

Kreis Schleswig-Flensburg

Last modified: 2004-12-29 by santiago dotor
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[Schleswig-Flensburg County (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)] 1:2
by Dieter Linder and Stefan Schwoon
Flag adopted 3rd October 1977, coat-of-arms adopted 12th November 1974

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This flag is taken from Erich Dieter Linder, Die Flaggen deutscher Landkreise (Flags of German counties), in Der Flaggenkurier no. 2, 1996, pp. 4-10, and coloured according to the description there. The format there is 1:2. The two lions stem from the Duchy of Schleswig and appear in similar form in the arms as shown in Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website. Adopted 03.10.1977, according to Dirk Schönberger's Administrative Divisions of the World website.

Stefan Schwoon, 1 February 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

The arms were granted on November 12, 1974. The arms are derived from the old arms of the Duchy of Schleswig, which showed three lions. The two lions each in a separate field, symbolise the two former districts. The waves in the base of the shield symbolise the Baltic Sea and the many inlets and bays in the district.

Literature: Stadler 1964-1971.

Santiago Dotor, 23 October 2001