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Landkreis Erding adopted arms (blazon:
Argent, a horse rearing Gules hoofed Or, a chief bendy lozengy Argent
and Azure) on 9th October 1953 (with the approval by the Bavarian Ministry
of the Interior) and the flag 29th January 1957. It was readopted 31st
October 1972 (after the municipal reform). The flags are white-red-yellow
with the arms. My image is very similar to flags actually used.
Marcus SchmÃ¶ger, 31 Mar 2001
Adopted 31 Oct 1972, according to Dirk SchÃ¶nberger's Administrative
Divisions of the World website and Marcus SchmÃ¶ger's Erding
County website. From Ralf Hartemink's International
Civic Arms website: "The arms were granted on October 9, 1953 and confirmed
on October 31, 1972. The arms show in the chief the arms of Bayern (Bavaria)
and are a reminder of the fact that the Dukes of Bavaria had one of their
castles in the area. The horse on the one hand symbolises the fact that
this is the area of Bavaria with the most horses. On the other hand the
horse was part of the arms of the Counts of Haag, whose original castle,
the Fraunberg, is within the county."
Literature: Stadler 1964-1971.
Santiago Dotor, 15 Nov 2001
Landkreis Erding is a county of 871 square kilometers situated north-east of Munich (Erding, the county seat, is some 40 km from Munich). It contains 26 municipalities, two of which are called Stadt (town) [Dorfen and Erding] and another two Markt (market-town), the rest are rural municipalities simply called Gemeinde. The two towns and two market-towns have traditional arms, all the other municipalities adopted arms between 1950 and 1983.
Of the 26 municipalities all but one use a municipal flag. For rural municipalities in Bavaria there is no long tradition of having their own flags. Thus all these flags in the Landkreis Erding have been adopted after 1945. However, as they are based on the colours of the arms, there are some misconceptions and urban legends in several of the municipalities, as regards the age of these flags.
The municipal flags in Bavaria are usually simple striped flags consisting of the colours of the arms. In most cases the arms is attached to the flag. The place of the arms and its size are not prescribed, but very frequently the arms appears offcentered to the top. Bavarian municipal flags are in most cases used as vertical flags, i.e. flags higher than wide. The two types frequently used are the Banner (a flag with a horizontal bar firmly attached, which is hoisted on the flagpole by pulling this bar to the top) and the Knatterfahne (a flag hoisted like a normal flag, but higher than wide [thus the hayard runs along the long side of the flag]). By the way, one should mention that municipal flags in Bavaria are usually called Gemeindefahne, not Gemeindeflagge.
All adoption dates, unless otherwise commented, mean the date when the
appropriate authorities (Bavarian Ministry of the Interior, later the Government
of Upper Bavaria) approved the adoption.
Marcus SchmÃ¶ger, 31 Mar 2001
As for flag proportions, there is no specification (as usually), so
my Landkreis Erding GIFs represent, as far as possible, the de
facto situation. A proportion of 8:3 is not too uncommon for municipal
flags, being simply 400 Ã— 150cm.
Marcus SchmÃ¶ger, 13 Apr 2002