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City of Waltrop (Germany)

Stadt Waltrop, Kreis Recklinghausen, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2012-08-19 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Waltrop banner]   image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Jun 2011

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Description of banner:
It is a 7-stripes banner divided by vertical, alternating black and white stripes of equal width. The coat of arms is in the middle of a rectangular, white bannerhead, slightly shifted to the top. The coat of arms is subtitled by an inscription in black initials. "STADT WALTROP".
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.537
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Jun 2011

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a golden (=yellow) field is a black eagle, armed and tongued red. Upon his breast is a black inescutcheon tierced golden (=yellow).
According to source the eagle is alluding to the existence of the imperial domain (German: Reichshof) of Elmenhorst within the city's boundaries. The inescutcheon is taken from the arms of the Lords von der Goy, who owned numerous real estates around Waltrop in the 15th and 16th century.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.235
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Jun 2011

The coat of arms were approved by Oberpräsident of the Prussian province of Westphalia on 23 December 1938. The banner probably was granted the same day.

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