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Ilm County (Germany)

Ilmkreis, Thüringen

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[Ilmkreis county banner (Germany)] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 13 Mar 2001

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Ilm County

Ilm County Banner

The banner is quartered of black and yellow with centred arms.
Source: Ulle 1999
Stefan Schwoon, 13 Mar 2001

Ilm County Coat of Arms

The arms show parts of the arms of historical families or territories in the district. The golden lion is the lion of the Counts of Schwarzburg-Käfernburg, who had many possessions in the district, and who founded the city of Arnstadt. In 1343 they sold the Ilmenau estate to the Counts of Henneberg, whose canting arms are seen in the fourth quarter. The eagle taken is the arms of the city of Arnstadt, known since 1200.
Source: Linder and Olzog 1996.
Santiago Dotor, 22 Feb 2002

The banner was approved on 1 February 1995 and the arms were approved on 3 February 1995.
Dirk Schönberger, 27 Feb 2002

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