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Flag of Saxony-Anhalt
Saxony-Anhalt
Adopted January 30, 1991
Designed by (unknown)
Proportions 3:5

The civil flag of Saxony-Anhalt (German: Sachsen-Anhalt), a federal land of Germany, is a bicolour of yellow over black.

Saxony-Anhalt (state)

State flag

The state flag is the same, but with the coat of arms in the middle.

SymbolismEdit

The flag is based on the flag of the former Prussian Province of Saxony, which in its turn was based on the older (pre-1806) flag of the Kingdom of Saxony.

HistoryEdit

After World War Two, Anhalt was combined with the former Prussian Province of Saxony to become the state (Land) of Sachsen-Anhalt, abolished 1952 but then later re-established 1991.

After the reintroduction of Länder in the German Democratic Republic in 1990 there were several flags that were used inofficially in Saxony-Anhalt. The law on the new symbols was passed 20th December 1990 and enacted 30th January 1991.


ReferencesEdit

Germany Bundesländer of Germany

Baden-WürttembergBavaria (Bayern)BerlinBrandenburgBremenHamburgHesse (Hessen)Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen)Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)North Rhine-Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen)Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz)Saar (Saarland)Saxony (Sachsen)Saxony-Anhalt (Sachsen-Anhalt)Schleswig-HolsteinThuringia (Thüringen)

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