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Königshofen County until 1972 (Unterfranken District, Bavaria, Germany)

Landkreis Königshofen, Königshofen in Grabfeld

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[Königshofen County until 1972 (Unterfranken District, Bavaria, Germany)] 5:2
by Stefan Schwoon
Flag and coat-of-arms adopted 29th April 1966, abolished 30th June 1972

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Yellow-black, adopted 29.06.1966. Became part of Rhön-Grabfeld county under the 1972 municipal reform. Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Stadler 1964-1972.

Stefan Schwoon, 16 August 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

The arms were granted on April 29, 1966.

The crown symbolises the old Royal Estate in Grabfeldgau, the colours are taken from the arms of the Lords of Henneberg, who played a major role in the early existence of the city. The district became later a possession of the Bishops of Würzburg, and the arms of the State of Würzburg are placed in the first quarter. The tower symbolises the fact that the city of Königshofen was a major stronghold of the bishops.

Literature: Stadler 1964-1972.

Santiago Dotor, 17 July 2003