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Mühldorf upon Inn County (Germany)

Kreis Mühldorf/Inn, Oberbayern District, Bavaria

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[Mühldorf upon Inn County banner (Germany)] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 21 Sep 2001
approved 22 October 1981
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Mühldorf upon Inn County

Yellow-black stripes; the coat-of-arms is identical to the pre-reform county of the same name. The golden (=yellow) lion in the black field is the Palatine lion, the black lion in a golden (=yellow field) is the one of the Archbishopric of Salzburg.
Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000 [lns00], arms image from Stadler 1972, p.117
Stefan Schwoon, 21 Sep 2001

The arms of the Landkreis (county) was adopted on 24 April 1968, and readopted after the county reform on 15 March 1973. The arms show (blazon): Per pale: Sable, a lion rampant facing sinister Or armed and crowned Gules; and Or, a lion rampant Sable armed Gules. The flag, adopted in 1981, is yellow-black with the arms.

The arms display in the dextrer half the sinister facing golden lion - crowned and armed red - of thePalatinate. The largest part of the county historically belonged to the Palatinate. The black lion in the sinister half is that one of the Archbishopric of Salzburg. The Archishops of Salzburg (now in Austria) also held large possessions in the county, especially around the city of Mühldorf.

M. Schmöger, 29 Jan 2002

and Santiago Dotor, 3 Dec 2003

Mühldorf upon Inn County

Landkreis Mühldorf am Inn is 50-80 km east of Munich, to the east and southeast of the Landkreis Erding. My main source is Wanka 1989 [wnk89], a book on the municipal coats-of-arms of this county. This is one of the rare civic heraldry books that also contain at least some information on the flags.

Most of my flag images, however, should be marked as reconstruction. I only know the colours of the flag, and assume, that most of the flags are (as usual here in Bavaria) hanging flags of these colours, having the arms in the center, slightly offset to the top. Up to now I only have photos of two of the flags, and photos of another two can be found in Internet. So the actual flags might differ in detail from the images I made.

Wanka 1989 [wnk89] shows the coats-of-arms of all current 31 municipalities (Gemeinden) —including three cities (Städte) and four market-towns (Märkte)— but mentions only 15 municipal flags. Some of the municipalities might have adopted their flags after 1989, some might use an unofficial flag, but some most probably have no flag. In addition to the 15 flags mentioned in Wanka 1989 [wnk89] I have information on another four flags.
M. Schmöger, 25 Jan 2002

The following municipalities either do not have a flag, or I have no information on the flag: Aschau, Buchbach, Heldenstein, Jettenbach, Kirchdorf, Neumarkt-St. Veit, Niederbergkirchen, Oberbergkirchen, Oberneukirchen, Obertaufkirchen, Polling, Rechtmehring, Taufkirchen. They all have arms of their own, though.
M. Schmöger, 29 Jan 2002

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