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Mansfeld-Südharz County (Germany)

Landkreis Mansfeld-Südharz, Sachsen-Anhalt

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[Mansfeld-Südharz flag] 3:5 image by Jens Pattke, 19 Jan 2008
approved 7 April 2008 See also:

Mansfeld-Südharz County

The "Landkreis Mansfeld-Südharz" is a county in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Its capital is Sangerhausen city. The county was established by merging the former counties of Sangerhausen and Mansfelder Land as part of the administrative reform of 1 July 2007.

A new coat of arms was adopted on 19 December 2007 by county parliament (Kreistag). The members of the county parliament could not agree on the colour of the flag. Red with white or green with white, that was the question.

The decision on the adoption of a flag will be at a later date.
More information (in German) here.
Jens Pattke, 19 Jan 2008

On 7 April 2008 the proposal #2 was adopted. The certificate of approval can be found on the page # 137 of this file.
The flag is a green over white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Jens Pattke, 13 July 2008

Proposal #1

[Mansfeld-Südharz proposal #1] 3:5 image by Jens Pattke, 19 Jan 2008
The flag was a red over white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Jens Pattke, 13 July 2008

Mansfeld-Südharz Coat of Arms

[Mansfeld-Südharz County CoA] image by Jens Pattke, 19 Jan 2008

Shield parted per fess; above parted per pale; above right quartered with 1st and 4th quarters Argent three bars Gules and 2nd and 3rd quarter lozengy of Argent and Gules; above left Argent a rose Gules; beneath Vert an equilateral triangle Argent charged with hammer and mallet Sable.
Meaning:
The quarterd field above right displays the arms of the Counts of Mansfeld and is representing former Mansfelder Land County and its predecessors, the other quarters are representing former Sangerhausen County. For details see the former counties described below.
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2018

The arms were approved on 19 December 2007, the flag on 7 April 2008.
Source: this file
Jens Pattke, 13 July 2008


Mansfelder Land County

Mansfelder Land Flag

[Mansfelder Land County flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 12 Jan 2007

It is a red over white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: E. Günther: "Wappen und Flaggen der Stadt- und Landkreise Sachsen-Anhalts,der ehemaligen Provinz Sachsen und des Landes Anhalt", 1996
Jörg Majewski, 12 Jan 2007

Mansfelder Land Vertical Flag

[Mansfelder Land vertical flag] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 12 Jan 2007

It is a red-white vertical bicolour with arms shifted to the top.
Source: E. Günther: "Wappen und Flaggen der Stadt- und Landkreise Sachsen-Anhalts,der ehemaligen Provinz Sachsen und des Landes Anhalt", 1996
Jörg Majewski, 12 Jan 2007

Mansfelder Land Coat of Arms

[Mansfelder Land CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 12 Jan 2007

Shield quartered; 1st quarter again quartered with 1st and 4th quarters Argent three bars Gules and 2nd and 3rd quarter lozengy of Argent and Gules; 2nd quarter Argent hammer and mallet Sable in saltire; 3rd quarter Argent with base wavy Vert a fir Vert; 4th quarter Argent a trout salient Gules.
Meaning:
The first quarter of the arms displays the family arms of the Counts of Mansfeld, parts also appeared in the arms of former counties Mansfelder Gebirgskreis, Mansfelder Seekreis and Hettstedt. The first and fourth sub-quarter are the arms of Querfurt, the second and third are the old arms of the Counts of Mansfeld. These arms had been combined after Burchhard von Querfurt became Count of Mansfeld. Hammer and mallet are symbolising mining and iron processing. The trout is representing the lakes and brooks, the tree the many woods in the county.
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2018

The arms were approved on 20 July 1995 and abolished on 30 June 2007.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2018


Sangerhausen County

The county adopted no proper flag.
Jens Pattke, 13 July 2008

Sangerhausen Coat of Arms

[Sangerhausen CoA] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2018

Shield Vert, an equilateral triangle Argent, charged with a rose Gules, in base two double hooks Argent in saltire.
Meaning:
The triangle is a stylised depiction of the characteristic hills of used ore and representing mining. The rose is a symbol of the famous rosarium in Sangershausen. The double hooks, also known as wolf traps, are taken from the arms of Sangershausen city.
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2018

The arms were approved on 10 December 1991.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2018


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