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by Stefan Schwoon
Flag adopted 8th August 1988, coat-of-arms adopted 3rd April 1974
Red-white with the arms. Source: Falko Schmidt, arms from Bardua 1987.
Stefan Schwoon, 21 March 2001
Adopted 08.08.1988, according to Dirk Schönberger's Administrative Divisions of the World website. From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:
The arms were granted on April 3, 1974. The arms are a combination of the two lions of the arms of the Hohenlohe dynasty and the wheel of the State of Mainz. Most of the district was ruled for some time by the Hohenlohe family, but some parts were a possession of the bishops of Mainz. The wheel already appeared in the arms of the [former] county Künzelsau, the lions in Öhringen.I understand Künzelsau and Öhringen were merged in 1973 to make up Hohenlohekreis.
Literature: H. Bardua, Die Kreis- und Gemeindewappen im Regierungsbezirk Stuttgart (County and Municipal Arms in the Stuttgart District), Theiss, Stuttgart, 1987.
Santiago Dotor, 7 March 2002
by Santiago Dotor
Flag adopted 8th August 1988