Coat of arms of Saarland

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Coat of arms of Saarland
Wappen des Saarlands.svg
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Escutcheon Quarterly: an argent (white/silver) lion on a blue field; a red cross on an argent field; an Or lion on a black field; a red bend (stripe) on an Or (gold/yellow) field with three alerions
Constituent parts The arms of Saarbrücken (or Nassau-Saarbrücken), Archbishopric of Trier, Electoral Palatinate and Lorraine

This article is about the coat of arms of the German state of Saarland.

Description[edit]

The coat of arms of Saarland is parted per cross:

  • The first quarter shows the coat of arms of the prince of Nassau-Saarbrücken, a silver lion with golden crown, between nine crosses argent. The shield is blue. It represents the town district of Saarbrücken and the district of Neunkirchen.
  • The second quarter shows the coat of arms of the prince elector, archbishop of Trier, in Trier. The charge is a red three-dimensional symmetric cross. The arms are advance to the axis. It represents the districts of Merzig-Wadern and St Wendel.
  • The third quarter shows the coat of arms of the duchy of Lorraine and represents the district of Saarlouis. It shows three silver alerions on a red bend, on a yellow field.
  • The fourth quarter, the coat of arms of the prince elector Palatinate, represents the Saarpfalz district, which once was part of the Palatinate. The black shield is charged with a yellow lion rampant, whose claws and tongue are painted in red.

The actual legal base of the use of the coat of arms is:

The state parliament of the Saar has passed the following law, that is herewith promulgated:

The state coat-of-arms (appendix 1) shows in a half-round shield quarterly, from the position of the bearer:
  1. dexter chief: Azure, seme of crosses Argent, a Lion Argent crowned Or and langued Gules,
  2. sinister chief: Argent, a cross gyronny Gules,
  3. dexter base: Or, on a bend Gules three alerions Argent,
  4. sinister base: Sable, a lion Or crowned, armed and langued Gules. Saarbrücken, 10 December 2001
—State Government Müller (Prime Minister); Kramp-Karrenbauer (Minister of the Interior and Sports), Saar Law on State Symbols of November 7, 2001 (Saarländisches Hoheitszeichengesetz(SHzG)vom 07.11.2001 (Amtsbl_02,566)geändert Art.1 Abs.3 des Gesetzes Nr.1587 zur organisationsrechtlichen Anpassung und Bereinigung von Landesgesetzen vom 15.02.06 (Amtsbl_06,474)):[1]

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