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by Stefan Schwoon
Coat-of-arms adopted 8 March 1976, flag adopted 2 August 1977
Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen: Yellow-black stripes, 02.08.1977. The eagle stands for the former imperial city of Weißenburg, now the seat of the county. Gunzenhausen and Weißenburg counties were united to form the new county Weissenburg-Gunzenhausen during the 1972 municipal reform. Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Linder and Olzog 1996.
Stefan Schwoon, 21 August and 12 October 2001
From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:
The arms were granted on March 8, 1976.
The arms are a combination of elements from the arms of the old counties. The bars are taken from the Gunzenhausen arms, the base from Weissenburg county [arms of the Counts of Pappenheim, who owned parts of the territory] and the eagle from Weissenburg city.
Literature: Linder and Olzog 1996.
Santiago Dotor, 5 February 2004