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by Stefan Schwoon
Coat-of-arms adopted 1 October 1974, flag adopted 11 January 1988
White-red stripes, 11.01.1988. The county comprises the area east of Nuremberg, its capital is Lauf an der Pegnitz. Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Linder and Olzog 1996. The eagle stands for the former imperial city of Nuremberg.
Stefan Schwoon, 12 October 2001
The former counties of Nuremberg, Hersbruck and Lauf an der Pegnitz merged in 1972 to form the new Nürnberger Land county. From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:
The arms were granted on October 1, 1974.
The upper part shows the small arms of the city of Nuremberg, which was also present in the three older arms. The lower part is a new symbol, and symbolises the formerly important water-mills in the Pegnitz river.
Literature: Linder and Olzog 1996.
Santiago Dotor, 4 February 2004