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City of Wesel (Germany)

Stadt Wesel, Kreis Wesel, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2012-09-06 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Wesel flag] 1:2  image by Alexander Jordans, adapted byKlaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Sep 2010 See also:

Current Flag

Description of current flag:
According to Hauptsatzung only some essentials have been fixed: It is a red over white over red horizontal triband with ratio 1:3:1. The coat of arms is in the middle of the white stripe. Additional information was given as follows by Mr. Alexander Jordans from the department of PR and tourism of the city of Wesel: The ratio is 1:2. The height of the coat of arms is 3/4 of height of the white stripe. The shade of red is CMYK 0/100/100/0 or Pantone 485 or RAL 3020.
Special thanks also to Mr. Michael Hülshorst from central services department. image by /Alexander Jordans/, adapted by /Klaus-Michael Schneider/
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Wesel, version 10 August 1998, updated on 16 December 2009 and additional information of Alexander Jordans from 14 August 2010
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Sep 2010

Plain Flag reported 1972

[Wesel plain flag] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jul 2007

Description of plain flag:
The flags ratio is 3:5. It is a red over white horizontal bicolour. The flag was used since 1351.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.100
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jul 2007

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In the centre of a red shield is an empty silver(=white) inescutcheon surrounded by three weasels of the same colour , two weasels are standing at the top corners, the 3rd at the bottom centre.
Meaning:
The red shield with a white inescutcheon belongs to the counts of Kleve. According to source the weasels are canting (Wesel = Wiesel). According to Stadler the coat of arms had been used at least since 1400 but the inescutcheon had been added about 1600. There are similar coats of arms of Kalkar and Kleve (both Kleve county).
Source: Stadler 1972, p.100
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Sep 2010


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