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City of Wermelskirchen (Germany)

Stadt Wermelskirchen, Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2013-04-20 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Wermelskirchen flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, See also:

Current Flag

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a white over red over white horizontal triband with ratio of stripes 1:4:1. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag. The shade of red should be pantone pms 187c.
Source: email of Jörg Majewski from 2 March 2013 based upon information provided by the city.
Klaus-Michael Schneider,

Plain Flag

[Wermelskirchen plain flag 1972] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jul 2010

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a red over white horizontal bicolour.
Source: §2(2) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Wermelskirchen, version 12 July 1995, updated 22 February 2011
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jul 2010

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per chevron ployé into silver (= white) over red. Below is a silver (= white) church standing on a green base. Above right is green, rooted oak. Above left is a black swan armed red.
Silver and red had been the colours of the Counts of Berg (red lion in silver shield). Silver and bblack had been the colours of Prussia and silver and green had been the colours of the Rhineprovince. The figures are canting, representing the municipalities, here called "Honschaften", which formed the city in 1873. Those were Eich (oak), Schwanen (swan) and Wermelskirchen (church).
Source: Stadler 1972, p.99
Klaus-Michael Schneider,

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