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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
Meaning:
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

Banner

[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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