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by Stefan Schwoon
Flag and coat-of-arms adopted 27 April 1977
Black-yellow stripes, 27.04.1977. The capital of the county is Donauwörth. Donauwörth county was united during the 1972 municipal reform with Nördlingen county and the (up to then independent) city of Nördlingen to form the present county Donau-Ries. Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Linder and Olzog 1996.
Stefan Schwoon, 22 August and 16 October 2001
From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:
The arms were granted on April 27, 1977.
The arms show in the lower part the cross taken from the arms of Nördlingen and the arms of Bavaria, taken from the arms of Donauwörth. The imperial eagle is added and symbolises the original Imperial cities of Donauwörth and Nördlingen, who both use an eagle in their arms.
Literature: Linder and Olzog 1996.
Santiago Dotor, 11 February 2004