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by Marcus Schmöger
First used 15 March 1955, last observed use 1995
The whole territory of the Land Hessen also forms the Landeswohlfahrtsverband Hessen (a Höhere Kommunalverband or higher communal association) since 1953. The arms were granted in 1954, the flag used for the first time 15 March 1955. The flag is now out of use, the last observed use was 1995. It is a red-white bicolour with the arms in the centre; the arms are (blazon): Azure, a lion rampant party per fess: in chief barry of four Argent and Gules, in base Or. There are also reports of car flags from the 1950s.
Marcus Schmöger, 15 October 2001
The golden bottom half of the lion stands for the golden lion of Nassau (see an image of the Nassau arms at the International Civic Arms website).
Santiago Dotor, 16 October 2001