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Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe

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[Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe, flag for everyday use (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)]
by Marcus Schmöger

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Höhere Kommunalverbände (higher communal associations) in North Rhine-Westphalia are a difficult subject, as their territories partially overlap. The Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe is basically congruent with the borders of the former Prussian Westfalen province. (...) A part of Westfalen-Lippe also forms the Landesverband Lippe.

The Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe uses a traditional flag for special occasions (the flag is prescribed in the statutes of 1986). It is the flag used by the former Prussian province of Westfalen, a bicolour white over red. However, usually the Landschaftsverband uses a logo flag containing, of course, much inscription and an outlined heart barely visible on a flying flag. The heart shall roughly symbolize the form of the territory and the closeness to the hearts of the people.


  • Dieter Linder, The "Höhere Kommunalverbände" in Germany, oral presentation during the 19th International Congress of Vexillology at York (23-27 July 2001) (with permission from the author)
  • Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe website

Marcus Schmöger, 15 October 2001

Ceremonial Flag

[Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe, ceremonial flag (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)]
by Marcus Schmöger
Flag adopted 1986, first adopted for Westphalia province 1882