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Deggendorf County (Germany)

Landkreis Deggendorf, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-07-16 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Deggendorf county banner ] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 26 Sep 2001
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Deggendorf County

Deggendorf County Banner

It is a yellow-green vertical bicolour with arms shifted to top. Deggendorf County had no flag before the 1972 municipal reform, during which it annexed parts of Vilshofen county.
Source: Linder and Schmidt 2000
Stefan Schwoon, 10 Feb, 12 July and 26 Sep 2001

Deggendorf County Coat of Arms

Shield Or parted by an abased fess wavy Azure; above a double-headed eagle Sable, armed and langued Gules; issuant from base a triplemount Vert.
Meaning:
The wavy bar are representing the two main rivers in the county, the Donau and the Isar. The green triplemount is representing Bayrischer Wald, a mountainous and forestal area in the middle of Bavaria. It was also part of the arms of the Benedictine Niederalteich Monastery. The eagle is taken from the arms of the Benedictine Metten Monastery. Both monasteries were founded in the 8th century and played a major role in the local history. The golden colour of the field finally is alluding to the rich soil in the county.
Source: Stadler 1964, p.26
Santiago Dotor, 15 Nov 2001

The banner was approved on 20 August 1986. The coat of arms was approved on 17 September 1963 and confirmed on 23 May 1973 by Minister of Interior of Bayern..
Stefan Schwoon, 26 Sep 2001 and Santiago Dotor, 15 Nov 2001


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