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City of Witten (Germany)

Stadt Witten, Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2012-08-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Witten flag] 3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Jul 2010 See also:

Current Flag

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a horizontal red - white -red triband with ratio 1:3:1. The coat of arms is in the middle of the white stripe, which is painted with a smaller size in Veddeler 2003.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.554
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Jul 2010

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess, below it's a plain silver(=white) field, above are two silver(=white), rampant, double queued, lions, turned away from each other in a red field.
According to source the image is taken from the seal of the lords of Witten. According to Ralf Hartemink it is known as arms of lord Everhard of Witten-Steinhausen since 1283. His descendants had been imperial vassals up to 1806. Originally from a seal the colours were not known and had been chosen arbitrarily, when the Prussian king confirmed the approval of the arms on 6 November 1911. Probably the colours of the Prussian province of Westphalia had been chosen.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Jul 2010

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