Coat of arms of Saarland
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|Coat of arms of Saarland|
|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|
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:
- dexter chief: Azure, seme of crosses Argent, a Lion Argent crowned Or and langued Gules,
- sinister chief: Argent, a cross gyronny Gules,
- dexter base: Or, on a bend Gules three alerions Argent,
- 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)):
- Flag of Saarland
- Coat of arms of Prussia
- Coat of arms of Germany
- Origin of the coats of arms of German federal states.
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