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City of Geldern (Germany)

Stadt Geldern, Kreis Kleve, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Geldern banner]   image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Jul 2011
approved 8 April 1971 See also:

Banner

Description of banner:
It is a blue - yellow - red vertical tricolour with ratio 1:2:1. The coat of arms without shield is placed into a blue bannerhead.
Source: Source: 2(3) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Geldern, version 21 December 2077, updated 21 December 2010
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Jul 2011

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a blue field is a golden (= yellow) rampant lion, crowned, armed and tongued red. He is accompanied by three silver blossoms of medlar.
Meaning:
According to source the elements are taken from the arms of the counts of Geldern. They appeared on seals since the 16th century.
Sources: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Geldern, version 21 December 2077, updated 21 December 2010 and Stadler 1972, p.43
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Jul 2011

Banner and coat of arms were approved by Regierungsprräsident Düsseldorf on 8 April 1971. The coat of arms including a mural crown had been already granted by the Prussian king in 1909. In 1957 the pattern was confirmed by minister of interior of Northrhine-Westphalia, but the mural crown then was abolished.

Plain Flag reported 1972

[Geldern plain flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2011

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over yellow over red horizontal tricolour.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.43
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Jun 2007


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