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City of Kaarst (Germany)

Stadt Kaarst, Rhein-Kreis Neuss, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[City of Kaarst banner]   image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Aug 2011
approved 8 February 1979 (?) See also:

Banner

Description of banner:
It is a vertically divided blue - yellow bicolour. The coat of arms is placed into a white bannerhead.
Source: 2(4) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Kaarst, version 5 October 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Aug 2011

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per pale. The sinister side shows a golden (= yellow) annulet flnked by three silver (= white) stone spindles. The dexter side shows in a golden (= yellow) field a red coat divided by a silver (= white) sword. The silver (= white) chief is divided by a black centred cross.
Meaning:
According to source the cross is symbolizing the archbishopric and electorate of Köln. The other fields are simplifications of the former arms of the municipalities of Büttgen and Kaarst. The annulet with spindles is taken from the arms of the van Werth family. Its most famous member, Jan van Werth, a general of cavalry in 30-years-war, who fought for the Catholic cause, could be seen in the former arms of Büttgen , having mounted a horse. Coat and sword are attributes of St. Martin, whose image had been in the former arms of Kaarst.
Source: subpage of city's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Aug 2011

The coat of arms was approved by Regierungspräsident Düsseldorf on 8 February 1979, probably also the banner.

Bicolour with Coat of Arms reported 1997

[Kaarst flag] image by Lothar Zok, 16 Jul 1997

It is a blue over yellow horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Aug 2011

The city of Kaarst is a city next to Neuss Neuss, with approximately 40,000 inhabitants.
Lothar Zok, 16 Jul 1997

Kaarst is located west of Düsseldorf and northwest of Neuss.
Ivan Sache, 9 May 2002


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