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City of Erkelenz (Germany)

Stadt Erkelenz, Kreis Heinsberg, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2012-09-17 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Erkelenz flag] 3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Nov 2011 See also:

Current Flag

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Source: 2(3) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Erkelenz version 17 April 2008, updated 14 July 2011
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Nov 2011

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess. Above in ablue field is a golden (=yellow), double queued, statant lion armed and tongued red. Below in a silver (=white) field is a red medlar blossom barbed green and seeded golden (= yellow).
According to source in 1326 count Reinald III of Geldern granted city rights to the village. The ensemble is known from seals of lay judges since 1331. Both, lion and medlar, aka "rose of Geldern", are symbolizing the counts of Geldern, the former rulers.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.38
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Nov 2011

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