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City of Wipperfürth (Germany)

Stadt Wipperfürth, Oberbergischer Kreis, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2012-10-17 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Wipperfürth banner]   image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jul 2011 See also:


Description of banner:
It is a red - white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: attachment no.3 of 2(1) c of Hauptsatzung of the city of Wipperfürth, version 8 October 1999
Klaus-Michael Schneider,7 Jul 2011

Plain Flag reported 1972

[Wipperfürth plain flag] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jul 2007

Description of flag:

The flags ratio is 3:5. It is a red over white horizontal bicolour.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.103
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jul 2007

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Upon the base of the blue shield is a silver (=white) rising, embattled wall, masoned black. In the centre of the wall is an embattled tower having a black gate. Above the wall is a silver (=white) image of a church. Between its towers is a silver (=white) inescutcheon showing a red, rampant lion, crowned, armed and tongued blue and superimposed by a blue label.
According to source the building is the parish church devoted to St. Nicolas, the wall is symbolizing city rights and the inescutcheon is symbolizing the counts of Berg, the former rulers.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.103
Klaus-Michael Schneider,7 Jul 2011

Note, that in local Hauptsatzung a "flag" is mentioned, but the attachment shows a banner/hanging flag.

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