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This flag is taken from Erich Dieter Linder, Die Flaggen deutscher Landkreise (Flags of German counties), in Der Flaggenkurier no. 2, 1996, pp. 4-10, and coloured according to the description there. The format there is 1:2. The two lions stem from the Duchy of Schleswig and appear in similar form in the arms as shown in Ralf Hartemink's
International Civic Arms website. Adopted 3 Oct 1977, according to Dirk Schönberger's
Administrative Divisions of the World website.
Stefan Schwoon, 1 Feb 2001
From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website: The arms were granted on November 12, 1974. The arms are derived from the old arms of the Duchy of Schleswig, which showed three lions. The two lions each in a separate field, symbolize the two former districts. The waves in the base of the shield symbolise the Baltic Sea and the many inlets and bays in the district.
Source: Stadler 1964-1971.
Santiago Dotor, 23 Oct 2001
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