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Municipality of Kreuzau (Germany)

Gemeinde Kreuzau, Kreis Düren, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Kreuzau flag] 3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Aug 2011
approved 20 April 1964 See also:

Municipality of Kreuzau Flag

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a black over yellow horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: 2(3) of Hauptsatzung of the municipality of Kreuzau, version 22 October 1999, updated 14 December 2005
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Aug 2011

Municipality of Kreuzau Coat of arms

image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Aug 2011
Modified by Pete Loeser, 22 September 2011

Description of coat of arms:
In a golden (=yellow) shield is a black, rampant lion tongued red. The black chief is divided by a golden (= yellow) cross.
Meaning:
According to source the lion is taken from the arms of the Dukes of Jülich, who ruled the area for many centuries. The lion is also seen on the oldest 14th century seal of Kreuzau. The cross appears in the second seal, dating from 1543. The cross was placed above the shield, not in the shield. The cross is a canting element (Kreuz=cross) and the local distinguishing mark.
Sources: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of the municipality of Kreuzau, version 22 October 1999, updated 14 December 2005 and Stadler 1972, p.61
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Aug 2011

Flag and coat of arms were approved by Minister of Interior of Northrhine-Westphalia on 20 April 1964.


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