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2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Feb 2007
approved 28 June 1971
These informations and images are based on the book by Veddeler that
we have in our bibliography as [ved03]
Peter Veddeler's Wappen, Siegel, Flaggen. Die kommunalen Hoheitszeichen
des Landschaftsverbandes, der Kreise, Städte und Gemeinden in Westfalen-Lippe,
2003 (in English: Coats-of-arms, seals, flags. The communal symbols
of the Landscape Association, the counties, towns and municipalities in
The flag has been authorized on 28 June 1971, by the Regierungspräsident in Detmold (district president).
In addition the hanging flag variant (Banner) has also been authorized, and is probably the preferred variant.
The gifs should be changed to the correct sizes (horizontal flag 360x216; hanging flag 216x540).
From 1953 till 1971 the city used a hanging flag, granted on 7 September 1953 by the Northrhine-Westphalian Minister of the Interior.
This was also red-yellow and showed the older coat-of-arms in the upper half.
Marcus E.V. Schmöger, 26 Feb 2007
According to Deutsches Städtebuch, Abschnitt 12 the coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
All flags are painted according to the descriptions of: Peter Veddeler:
"Wappen-Siegel-Flaggen, die kommunalen Hoheitszeichen der Kreise, Städte
und Gemeinden in Westfalen-Lippe" ; ISBN 3-87023-252-8.
The coats of arms are depicted and described with all information on the county website.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Feb 2007
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