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Municipality of Grefrath (Germany)

Gemeinde Grefrath, Viersen County, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2012-09-09 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Grefrath flag] 3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Jun 2007 See also:

Municipality of Grefrath

Description of flag.
The flag's ratio is 3:5. The banners ratio is 5:2. Both have  the same pattern as the coat of arms.
Description of coat of arms:
It is a quarterly divided shield in silver (=white/ 1st and 4th quarter) and gold (=yellow/ 2nd and 3rd quarter). According to basic rules of heraldry the quarters are separated by a black centred cross which is superimposed by a red fleur-de-lis.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.45
The municipality was built in 1970, when the municipalities of Grefrath and Oedt merged. Gold and silver have been taken from the coat of arms of Oedt, the red fleur-de-lis was the ensign of the lords of Greveroide and the black cross was a symbol, that the municipality once belonged to the archbishopric and electorate of Köln.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Jun 2007


[Grefrath banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Jun 2007

Editorial note:
2(3) of Hauptsatzung of the municipality of Grefrath, version 16 June 2008 only mentions a banner. Stadler 1972,p.45 also claims the existence of a flag.

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