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City of Kalkar (Germany)

Stadt Kalkar, Kreis Kleve, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Kalkar flag] 3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jul 2007 See also:

Flag with Coat of Arms

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a red over white horizontal bicolour. The flag is used with and without coat of arms.
Source: Hauptsatzung of the city of Kalkar 2; dated 2 November 1999
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jul 2007

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In the centre of a red shield is an empty silver(=white) inescutcheon surrounded by three golden(=yellow) embattled towers , two towers are standing at the top corners, the 3rd at the bottom centre.
Meaning:
According to source the red shield with a white inescutcheon belongs to the counts of Kleve. According to source the three towers are symbolizing a castle, in this case especially the city walls of 1250.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.57
Please note that the towers in Stadler 1972 are silver, not golden.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Jul 2010

Flag without Coat of Arms

[Kalkar plain flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Jul 2010

Description of flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a red over white horizontal bicolour.
Source: Hauptsatzung of the city of Kalkar 2; dated 2 November 1999
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Jul 2010


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