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Greiz County (Germany)

Landkreis Greiz, Thüringen

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[Greiz County (Thuringia, Germany)] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 13 Mar 2001 See also:

Greiz County

Greiz County Banner

It is a yellow-green-yellow vertical triband in proportions 1:2:1 with the arms. The arms are sometimes placed in the upper third of the flag.
Source: Ulle 1999
Stefan Schwoon, 13 Mar 2001

Greiz County Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale; at dexter Sable a lion rampant Or, crowned, armed and tongued Gules; at sinister Argent a crane Or, base parted per fess of Sable and Or a crancelin Vert.
The golden lion and the crane are derived from the arms of the Lords of Reuß, who ruled the largest part of the district for many centuries. A small part of the district belonged to one of the Saxon Duchies, hence the base of shows a simplified version of the arms of Sachsen.
Source: Hartmut Ulle: "Neues Thüringer Wappenbuch", vol. 3, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Genealogie Thüringen e.V., Erfurt 1998, ISBN 3-9804487-3-8.
Santiago Dotor, 20 Feb 2002

The banner was approved on 16 June 1997, the arms on 19 June 1997.
Stefan Schwoon, 13 Mar 2001

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