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City of Düsseldorf (Germany)

Landeshauptstadt Düseldorf, State Capital, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2012-09-07 by klaus-michael schneider
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[City of Düseldorf flag] 5:2  image by Stefan Schwoon, 24 Feb 2001 See also:

City of Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf is the capital of Northrhine-Westphalia and has 568,000 inhabitants.
Kai A. Hamm, 23 Jun 2000

Red-white with the arms in banner [hanging flag] form. Source: flag from Staack 1997, arms from Stadler 1972, p.35.
Stefan Schwoon, 24 Feb 2001

Colours from the arms. From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website: The town got city rights in 1288 by Count Adolf von Berg. The seal used from that day showed a church, the ante-seal showed a double queued lion, derived from the arms of Berg. In a 16th century seal the lion is shown with an anchor. Ever since the seals and arms of the town showed a lion and an anchor. The position of the anchor changed several times through the centuries, as did the colour. The present arms date from about 1868. The additions of 1974 did not change the arms.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.35 and Nagel 1986.
Santiago Dotor, 19 Dec 2001

Horizontal flag

[Horizontal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 July 2007

The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a red over white horizontal bicolour.
According to source there also a different version with the coat of arms had existed.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.35
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 July 2007

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