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by Stefan Schwoon
Flag and coat-of-arms adopted 14th July 1978
A banner of arms, a white willow tree on a green field. Proportions 7:9. Source: Erich Dieter Linder, Die Flaggen deutscher Landkreise (Flags of German counties), in Der Flaggenkurier no. 2, 1996, pp. 4-10. Original source [of the arms] is Nagel 1986. Adopted 14.07.1978, according to Dirk Schönberger's Administrative Divisions of the World website.
Stefan Schwoon, 6 February 2001
From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:
The arms were granted on July 14, 1978. The arms of the three former counties [Dinslaken, Moers (both partly) and Rees] could not be combined, so new arms were devised. The tree symbolises the local tree Kopfweide (a type of willow), with 13 branches and three roots. The branches represent the municipalities and cities in the district and the roots are the three former districts.
Literature: Nagel 1986.
Santiago Dotor, 26 October 2001