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Schwäbisch Hall County (Germany)

Kreis Schwäbisch Hall, Stuttgart District, Baden-Württemberg

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[Schwäbisch Hall county flag]
image by Stefan Schwoon, 23 Mar 2001
[Schwäbisch Hall county white flag]
image by Stefan Schwoon, 23 Mar 2001

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White with the arms. This flag is does not have two stripes like the others — possibly it is an unofficial flag. Source: Falko Schmidt, arms from Bardua 1987?

Stefan Schwoon, 23 Mar 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

(...) The new arms were granted on April 25, 1974. The new arms show in the chief the coin, taken from the arms of the city of Schwäbisch Hall. The hooks are derived from the arms of the city and former district of Crailsheim (triple-hook) and the city of Gaildorf (boat-hook). Gaildorf was one of the historical territories in the district. The base of the arms shows the arms of the Hohenzollern dynasty who ruled most of the district for a long time.

(...) In the Middle Ages Schwäbisch Hall it was one of the most important minting towns. The local coin, Heller, became one of the most important coin-names in Germany.

(...) The Gaildorf boat-hooks (formerly clubs) were the symbol of the Erbschenken of Limpurg, who formerly ruled the city.

(...) The Crailsheim kettle-hooks (...) are probably canting arms, the hooks are called Craile in the local (historical) dialect. (...)

Literature: Heinz Bardua: "Die Kreis- und Gemeindewappen im Regierungsbezirk Stuttgart" (County and Municipal Arms in the Stuttgart District), Stuttgart, 1987.

Santiago Dotor, 12 March 2002

The black - white banner and coat of arms were approved on 30 October 1992 by Regierungspräsidium Stuttgart.

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