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Borken County (Germany)

Kreis Borken, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Borken county flag] 3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Nov 2007
approved 23 November 1987 See also:

Borken County

Description of flag:
The flags ratio is 3:5. It is a red over yellow horizontal bicolour with the county's coat of arms shifted to the hoist.
Description of coat of arms:
In a golden (=yellow) field is a red bar superimposed with three silver (=white) millrinds.
Meaning:
The red bar in the golden field is the coat of arms of the archbishops of Münster. The three millrinds are taken from the coat of arms of the lords of Zuylen (Utrecht, the Netherlands), who ruled the small dominion of Anholt in medieval times.
Authorized: 23 November 1987 by Regierungspräsident Münster.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.304
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Nov 2007

Note: [Dutch "zuil" = column]. Therefore the millrinds sometimes had been erroneously denoted as columns.

Banner

[Borken County Banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Nov 2007

Description of banner:
It is a red and yellow vertical bicolour with the county's coat of arms shifted to the top.
Authorized: 23 November 1987 by Regierungspräsident Münster.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.304
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Nov 2007

Borken County 1979-1984 flag

[Borken County old flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Nov 2007

Borken county (Northrhine-Westphalia) 1979-1984
Description of flag:
The flags ratio is 3:5. It is a red over yellow horizontal bicolour with the three white millrinds from the counties coat of arms shifted to the hoist.
Authorized: 14 May 1979 together with the coat of arms.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.70
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Nov 2007

Borken County 1979-1984 banner

[Borken County old banner] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Nov 2007
adopted 14 May 1979

Description of banner:
It is a red and yellow vertical bicolour with with the three white millrinds from the county's coat of arms shifted to the top.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.70
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Nov 2007


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