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City of Bottrop (Germany)

Stadt Bottrop, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Bottrop flag] 3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Jul 2011
approved 31 July 1978 See also:

Current Flag

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a white over blue horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the hoist.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p. 357
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Jul 2011

Banner #1

[Bottrop banner centred CoA] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 23 Feb 2001

Description of banner:
Vertically divided into white-blue with the arms in the centre of the banner.
Source: flag from Staack 1997, arms from the city website.
Stefan Schwoon, 23 Feb 2001

Banner #2

[Bottrop banner shifteded CoA] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Jul 2011

Description of banner:
It is a white - blue vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p. 357
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Jul 2011

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The silver (=white) shield is divided by a black cross potent (German: Krucken- or Krückenkreuz). It has a blue inescutcheon with three silver (=white) man traps ordered 2:1.
(We could also say the blue shield has a silver bordure containing a cross potent.)
Meaning:
According sources the cross is symbolizing the former Welheim base of the Teutonic Order, located on the territory of nowadays city. The inescutcheon is symbolizing the local kins of Hackfurth (blue) and Brabeck (silver). Their colours had to be changed due to basic heraldic rules (more details see at Kirchhellen, below in this page)
Sources:
Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms
city website.
Veddeler 2003, p.105
Santiago Dotor, 19 Dec 2001 and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Jul 2011

Flag, banner and coat of arms were approved by Regierungspräsident Münster on 31 July 1978.

Former Flag

[Bottrop former flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Jun 2007

Description of flag:
The ratio of flag is 3:5.It is a horizontal 7-stripes flag with alternating white and red stripes.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.29
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Jun 2007

Former Arms

[Bottrop former CoA] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Jul 2011

Please note that the image doesn't show a flag but just the former coat of arms placed upon the former flag.
Description of coat of arms:
The silver (=white) shield is divided by a black cross potent (German: Krucken- or Krückenkreuz). It has a red inescutcheon containg a white naked arm, in the hand is a mallet of the same colour.
Meaning: According to source the hand with mallet is symbolizing mining and the colours red and silver were those of Prussian province of Westphalia. The former coat of arms was approved on 1 September 1926 by Prussian ministry of state.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.105 and Stadler 1972, p.29
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Jul 2011

Borough of Kirchhellen

[Bottrop Kirchhellen flag] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Jul 2011

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over white horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Jul 2011

Kirchhellen Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The silver (=white) shield is divided by a blue fess. Above the fess are two black man traps ordered horizontally, below in the centre base point is another black man trap.
Meaning: According to source the blue fess is symbolizing the local kin of von Hackfurth, the man traps the local kin of von Brabeck.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.105
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Jul 2011


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