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Landau City (Germany)

Stadt Landau, Rheinland-Pfalz

Last modified: 2023-03-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Landau city flag] 3:5 image by Stefan Schwoon, 1 Mar 2001 Flag adopted 10th January 1961
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Landau City

Landau Flag

It is a black-white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: Debus 1988
Stefan Schwoon, 1 Mar 2001

Landau Banner

[Landau city banner] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 1 Mar 2001

It is a black-white vertical bicolour with bannerhead in counterchanged colours bearing the arms.
Source: Debus 1988
Stefan Schwoon, 1 Mar 2001

Landau Coat of Arms

Shield Argent with orle of Gules, a lion rampant Sable, armed and tongued Gules, on heart point charged with an inescutcheon Or displaying an eagle Sable armed and tongued Gules.
Meaning:
The arms show the lion of the Counts of Leiningen and the imperial eagle. Landau got city rights in the early 13th century granted by Count Emich IV of Leiningen-Landeck. Already in 1291 the city had become a Free Imperial City. The oldest seal of the city, which dates from 1283 also showed the lion and the orle. In 1907 arms were approved with the lion and a red chief. This was based on a 16th century manuscript. The colours were white and blue and were taken from the colours of Bayern. In 1961 the historical colours were used and the importance of the city was emphasised with the eagle.
Source: Stadler 1966, p.41
Santiago Dotor, 28 Dec 2001

Flag, banner and arms were approved on 10 January 1961.
Santiago Dotor, 28 Dec 2001


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