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by Stefan Schwoon
Coat-of-arms adopted 23 November 1973, flag adopted 8 January 1974
White-red stripes, 08.01.1974. The capital of the county is Sonthofen. The mountains in the coat-of-arms represent the Alpian mountains. Sonthofen was united with Kempten to form the present county Oberallgäu during the 1972 municipal reform. Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Linder and Olzog 1996.
Stefan Schwoon, 29 August and 17 October 2001
From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:
The arms were granted on November 23, 1973.
The arms are mainly based on the old arms of the Sonthofen county, in which the flower is replaced by the blue bar. The blue bar is derived from the blue-red division of the arms of the Kempten county.
Literature: Linder and Olzog 1996.
Santiago Dotor, 11 February 2004