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Burgenland County (Germany)

Burgenlandkreis, Sachsen-Anhalt

Last modified: 2018-09-12 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: burgenland(county) | burgenkreis | weiszenfels(county) | wall(embattled) | grapevine | hammer and mallet | sword | key | eagle(black) | quatrefoil | bend(wavy) |
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[Burgenlandkreis flag] 3:5 image by Jens Pattke, 17 Jan 2008
adopted 18 Dec 2007

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Burgenland County

The official name of the county of (German) Burgenland is "Burgenlandkreis". On 16 July 2007 the county parliament decided to change the name again to Burgenlandkreis coming, which became valid on 1 August 2007 The Burgenlandkreis is a county in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Its capital is Naumburg city. The county was established by merging the former counties of Burgenlandkreis (1994 - 2007) and Weißenfels County as part of the administrative reform of 1 July 2007.
Jens Pattke, 17 Jan 2008

Burgenland Flag

It is a red over white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Burgenland County, version 7 July 2014
Jens Pattke, 17 Jan 2008

Burgenland Vertical Flag

[Burgenland County vertical flag] image by Jens Pattke, 17 Jan 2008

It is a red-white vertical bicolour with arms shifted to the top.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Burgenland County, version 7 July 2014
Jens Pattke, 17 Jan 2008

Burgenland Coat of Arms

[Burgenland County Coat of Arms] image by Jens Pattke, 17 Jan 2008

Shield Argent, issuant from base a castle Gules masoned Sable with two embattled towers in flanks couped per pale, between the towers a grapevine with six berries Azure and two leaves Vert, the castle's wall is charged with an inescutcheon Or, charged with hammer and mallet Sable.
Meaning:
The castle (German: Burg) is a canting element. The grapevine is symbolising viticulture, hammer and mallet are symbolising mining.
Source: 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Burgenland County, version 7 July 2014
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2018

New flag and arms were adopted on 18 December 2007 by county parliament (Kreistag). On 10 January 2008 the new symbols of the Burgenlandkreis have been officially presented. The parliament decided to amend theHauptsatzung, now describing the new symbols. More information (in German) here.
Jens Pattke, 17 Jan 2008


Burgenland County (1994 - 2007)

Burgenland old Flag

[Burgenland County (1994 - 2007) flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 15 Jan 2007

It is a red-white-red horizontal triband with ratio of stripes 1:2:1. The coat of arms is in the middle of the white stripe.
Jörg Majewski, 15 Jan 2007

Burgenland old Vertical Flag

[Burgenland  (1994 - 2007) vertical flag] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 15 Jan 2007

It is a red-white-red vertical triband with ratio of stripes 1:2:1. The coat of arms is in the white stripe shifted to the top.
Jörg Majewski, 15 Jan 2007

Burgenland old Coat of Arms

[Burgenland  (1994 - 2007) CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 15 Jan 2007

Shield Argent, issuant from base an embattled wall Gules, masoned Sable and charged with six balls Argent ordered 3:2:1, in chief a sword Gules and a key Gules in saltire.
Meaning:
The embattled wall as part of a castle (German: Burg) is a canting element. The balls are interpreted as a stylised grapevine and thus representing viticulture, sword and key are attributes of St. Paul and St. Peter, patron saints of Naumburg Cathedral. Furthermore they are referring to former Zeitz County and Naumburg County, which in 1994 merged with Nebra County, forming the old Burgenlandkreis. The arms were approved on 30 May 1991
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2018


Weißenfels County

Weißenfels County Flag

[Weissenfels County flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 20 Jan 2007

It is a red over white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Jörg Majewski, 20 Jan 2007

Weißenfels County Vertical Flag

[Weissenfels vertical flag] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 20 Jan 2007

It is a red-white vertical bicolour with arms shifted to the top.
Jörg Majewski, 20 Jan 2007

Weißenfels County Coat of Arms

[Weissenfels CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 20 Jan 2007

Shield Or, a bend wavy Azure, in sinister chief an eagle Sable armed Or, in dexter base a quatrefoil natural Vert with stem, charged with hammer and mallet Sable.
Meaning:
The bend wavy is representing Saale River, the eagle is referring to Prussia, to which the area belonged since 1816. Quatrefoil, hammer and mallet are representing former Hohenmölsen County. Especially the quatrefoil was symbolising agriculture. Hammer and mallet were symbolising mining.
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2018

The arms were approved on 14 October 1994.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2018

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