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by Stefan Schwoon
Flag adopted 28th November 1988, coat-of-arms adopted 31st August 1973
Red-yellow with the arms. The cross in the second quarter stands for the diocese of Speyer, one of the former landowners. Source: Falko Schmidt, arms (probably) from Stadler 1964-1971.
Stefan Schwoon, 18 March 2001
Adopted 28.11.1988, according to Dirk Schönberger's Administrative Divisions of the World website. From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:
(...) After the municipal reform the new arms were granted on August 31, 1973. (...) In the new arms the first quarter is (...) derived from (...) the arms of the counts of Baden. (...) The second quarter is derived from the arms of the Prince-Bishops of Speyer, and is derived from the arms of Bruchsal. (...) The third quarter shows the arms of the Wittelsbach family (...), longtime [Elector-]Princes (Kurfürsten) of the Palatinate. The fourth quarter shows the arms of the Duchy of Württemberg. The order of the quarters was determined from the number of municipalities that used to belong to the four different areas.
Literature: Stadler 1964-1971 and Linder and Olzog 1996.
Santiago Dotor, 4 March 2002
by Santiago Dotor
Flag adopted 28th November 1988