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Municipality of Roetgen (Germany)

Gemeinde Roetgen, Städteregion Aachen, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Roetgen banner]   image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Dec 2011
approved 21 March 1973 See also:

Banner

Description of banner:
It is a 5-stripes banner divided vertically by alternating red and white stripes with ratio 3:2:3:2:3. In a red rectangular bannerhead are the figures of the coat of arms without shield.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of the municipality of Roetgen, version 18 October 1999, updated 15 December 2009
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Dec 2011

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a red field is a silver (=white) dragon puffing out two little clouds and being gored by a cross-topped golden (= yellow) lance.
Meaning:
According to source the arms are based upon the old arms of Rott, and show the symbol of St. Quirin, the patron saint of Rott, who, according to the legend, killed a dragon by a cross-topped lance.
Source: Nagel 1986 and 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of the municipality of Roetgen, version 18 October 1999, updated 15 December 2009
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Dec 2011

Banner and coat of arms were approved by Regierungspräsident Köln on 21 March 1973.


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