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Dachau County (Germany)

Landkreis Dachau, Bayern

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[Dachau County banner (Germany)] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 20 Sep 2001
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Dachau County

Dachau County Banner

It is a white-red-white vertical triband. The coat-of-arms is the same as that of the pre-reform county of the same name and shifted to the top.
Sources: Linder and Schmidt 20005
Stefan Schwoon, 20 Sep 2001

Dachau County Coat of Arms

Shield Argent a fess dancetty Gules, chief lozengy of Argent and Azure.
The arms indicate the strong ties of the district with the Wittelsbach kin, Dukes and Kings of Bayern. The lower part shows the oldest known arms of the family, as used until 1229. Since 1125 a branch of the dynasty named itself Counts of Dachau, and became a very influential family. The main branch of the dynasty used since the 13th century the lozenges as shown in the chief. The chief also indicates that Dachau was one of oldest the territories of the Duchy and Kingdom of Bayern.
Source: Stadler 1964, p.25
Santiago Dotor, 5 Nov 200

The coat of arms was approved on 10 July 1954 and confirmed on 15 July 1976. The banner was approved on 15 July 1976.
Santiago Dotor, 5 Nov 200

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