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City of Halle (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany)

Stadt Halle

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[City of Halle (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany)] 3:5
by Stefan Schwoon

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The flag is red-white with the arms, however the banner is white-red with the arms! Günther 1996a points out that this (erroneous) swapping of colours between flag and banner versions happens in several cities in Saxony-Anhalt. Sources: flag from Günther 1996a and Staack 1997, coat-of-arms from Günther 1996a.

Stefan Schwoon, 16 February 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

Halle became a city in the 14th century. Before this two councils ruled the area, the 'mountain council' or Berggericht and the 'valley council' or Talgericht. Both already used the crescent and some stars in their seals, dating from the early 14th century. The oldest seal of the city itself dates from the end of the 14th century and shows the St. Mary with child on a throne. On both sides of the throne and below it, there are three shields with the present arms. The arms have not changed ever since.

Literature: H. Papendieck, Die Wappen der Landkreise und kreisfreien Städte des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt, Landesarchiv Magdeburg, 1996.

Santiago Dotor, 3 December 2001

Hanging Flag


[City of Halle hanging flag (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany)] 5:2
by Stefan Schwoon