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City of Hilden (Germany)

Stadt Hilden, Kreis Mettmann, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2012-09-10 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Hilden flag] 3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Nov 2011 See also:

Current Flag

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a green over white over red tricolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: 3(3) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Hilden version 8 February 2006, updated 11 November 2010
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Nov 2011

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The green shield is divided by a bendy, wavy line. Beneath the line is a silver (=white) sickle, above a cogwheel of the same colour. The shield has a silver chief divided by a red, embattled-counter-embattled fess. The shield is topped by a silver (=white) mural crown.
Meaning:
According to source the wavy line is symbolizing Itter creek, the sickle is symbolizing agriculture and the cogwheel industry. The fess is alluding to the counts of Berg, the former rulers. The mural crown is probably symbolizing the city rights.
Sources: Stadler 1972, p.53 and 3(2) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Hilden version 8 February 2006, updated 11 November 2010
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Nov 2011

The coat of arms was granted by Wilhelm II, King of Prussia in 1900.


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