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Municipality of Gangelt (Germany)

Gemeinde Gangelt, Kreis Heinsberg, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Gangelt banner]   image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Dec 2011 See also:

Banner

Description of banner:
It is a yellow - black vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the banner.
Source:
The local administration confirmed existence of a banner with coat of arms by telephone call on 12 December 2011.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Dec 2011

Plain Banner

[Gangelt plain banner]
image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Dec 2011

Description of banner:
It is a yellow - black vertical bicolour.
Source: this photo
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Dec 2011

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a golden (=yellow) field is a black, rampant, double queued, crowned lion, armed and tongued red. The lion is superimposed by silver (=white) bend.
Meaning:
According to source the arms are known from a seal from the late 13th century. The lion should be that one of Heinsberg. But the seal got lost and when the Heinsberg dominions became part of the Duchy of Jülich in 1484, the lion was considered as being related to the lion of Jülich, i.e. black lion in golden field. The bend is said to be a distinguishing mark.
The style of the lion was renewed, probably in 1972. The tinctures of crown, claws and tongue sometimes had been different in older versions.
The plain banner probably is related to 2(1) of local Hauptsatzung version 22 November 2006, where is mentioned that the municipality has "the right to bear a flag per tradition".
Source: Stadler 1972, p.42
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Dec 2011


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