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Rhineland-Palatinate

 

Contents

Flags

Meaning/Origin of the Flag

Coat of Arms

Meaning/Origin of the Coat of Arms

Map

Numbers and Facts

History



Flags

Dienstflagge Landesflagge Flagge Fahne flag RLP Rheinland-Pfalz Rhineland-Palatinate
Flag of the country,
ratio = 3:5,
Source by: Wikipedia (D)




Ministerpräsident Premier Flagge Fahne flag RLP Rheinland-Pfalz Rhineland-Palatinate
Flag of the Premier,
Source by: Die Welt der Flaggen

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other Flag

Dienstflagge Landesflagge Flagge Fahne flag RLP Rheinland-Pfalz Rhineland-Palatinate
since 1986,
Flag of the Association of the Districts of Palatinate,
ratio = 3:5,
Source: www.yumpu.com



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Meaning/Origin of the Flag

The flag of Rhineland-Palatinate was adoped in 1948. It shows the german tricolor, in the upper canton the coat of arms of the country. The coat of arms shows the heraldic symbols of the country-parts, the former election-principality Trier (red cross on white ground), the former election-principality Mainz (white wheel on red ground) and the Pfalz/Palatinate (golden lion on black ground). Over the blazon the "people's crown".

Source: Die Welt der Flaggen, Volker Preuß

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Coat of Arms


Wappen coat of arms RLP Rheinland-Pfalz Rhineland-Palatinate
Coat of arms of Rhineland-Palatinate,
Source, by: Corel Draw 4


Wappen coat of arms RLP Rheinland-Pfalz-Zeichen Logo Rhineland-Palatinate Sign
Rhineland-Palatinate Sign,
Source: Das Land Rheinland-Pfalz / State of Rhineland-Palatinate [Public domain]

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Meaning/Origin of the Coat of Arms

The coat of arms of Rhineland-Palatinate was introduced on 10th of May in 1948. It shows the heraldic symbols of the country-parts, the former election-principality Trier (red cross on white ground), the former election-principality Mainz (white wheel on red ground) and the Pfalz/Palatinate (golden lion on black ground). Over the blazon the "people's crown". The use of the coat of arms is reserved for offices and authorities of the country. The Rhineland-Palatinate Sign is available for private use. It can be used by everyone, but its not allowed to change it.

Source: Die Welt der Flaggen, www.rlp.de, Wikipedia (D), Volker Preuß

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Map

FRG and its countries, clickable map:

Source: Freeware, University of Texas Libraries, modyfied by: Volker Preuß

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Numbers and Facts

Area: 7.665 square miles

Inhabitants: 4.084.844 inh. (2018)

Density of Population: 533 inh./sq.mi.

Capital: Mainz, 217.200 inh. (2018)

Source: Wikipedia (D)

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History

The country Rhineland-Palatinate was formed on 30th of August in 1947 by order of the allies from the southern part of the Prussian Rhine Province, the untill then to Bavaria belonging Palatinate and western rhenish territories of Hesse (Rhine Hesse).

Source: Wikipedia (D)

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