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City of Diepholz (Germany)

Stadt Diepholz, Landkreis Diepholz, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2011-12-30 by german editorial team
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Current Flag

[Diepholz city flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Nov 2011

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over yellow horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Diepholz version 7 March 2005
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Nov 2011

Coat of arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a golden (=yellow) shield is a red, statant lion crowned, armed and tongued golden (=yellow). The lion is placed vertically.
Meaning:
According to source the borough gained city rights already in 1380, granted by lord Johann of Diepholz. Nevertheless the existence of the pattern can be proven first on seals in 1461. The vertical placement of the lion is not clear, perhaps to distinguish from the arms of the Diepholz kin, who had the title of a count since 1531. Also doubtful is the original colour of the coronet.
Source: Stadler 1970, p.34
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Nov 2011


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