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Hochsauerland County (Germany)

Hochsauerlandkreis, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Hochsauerland County flag] 3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Nov 2007
approved by Regierungspräsident Arnsberg on 31 October 1975 See also:

Hochsauerland county

Description of flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. it is horizontally red - white - red with ratio 1:3:1, with the coat of arms in the center.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.309
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Nov 2007

Banner

[Hochsauerland County banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Nov 2007

Description of banner:
It is a red-white-red vertical triband with ratio 1:3:1 and the county's coat of arms shifted to the top.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.309
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Nov 2007

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a red shield is a silver (= white) eagle. Upon his breast is a silver (=white) inescutcheon divided by a black cross.
Meaning: The eagle is alluding to the Counts of Arnsberg and the inescutcheon to their heirs, the Archbishops and Electors of Köln.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.73
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Nov 2007

Additions : 1975 Arnsberg, Brilon, Meschede
Origin/meaning:
The arms are identical to the arms of the former Arnsberg county.
Sources : Linder and Olzog, 1996 and Ralf Hartemink.
Jarig Bakker, 11 Nov 2007

Flag, banner and coat of arms were approved by Regierungspräsident Arnsberg on 31 October 1975


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