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City of Herne (Germany)

Stadt Herne, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2013-12-09 by klaus-michael schneider
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[City of Herne flag] 3:5  image by Stefan Schwoon, 25 Feb 2001
approved 16 June 1975 See also:

City of Herne

Yellow-black-yellow in proportions 2:3:2, the arms on the black stripe.
Sources: flag from Staack 1997, arms from the city website.
Stefan Schwoon, 25 Feb 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website: Herne was an unimportant village until the mining and industry started to develop in the last century. The village received city rights in 1897. The current arms were granted on January 1st, 1975. The arms combine the horse of Wanne-Eickel with the miner's tools (hammer and mallet) from the older arms, obvious symbols for (at the time) a mining town.
Sources: Stadler 1972, p.51, Herne city website and Veddeler 2003, p.411

From the city website: (My abridged translation): The arms are yellow with a black forcene horse and, on the top sinister, black mining tools in saltire. The arms show a simplified combination of those granted in 1929 to the city of Wanne-Eickel and in 1900 to Herne. The black horse (Wanne-Eickel) refers to the wild horses which in the past could be found in Emscherbruch, the mining tools (Herne) refer to the mining industry tradition. The city's colours are yellow-black-yellow.
Santiago Dotor, 20 Dec 2001

Borough of Wanne-Eickel

[Wanne-Eickel flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Jun 2007

It is a horizontal yellow over black over yellow 3-stripes flag.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.96
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Jun 2007

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