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City of Attendorn (Germany)

Stadt Attendorn, Kreis Olpe, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Attendorn banner]   image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jul 2010
approved 12 August 1970 See also:

Banner

Description of banner:
It is a red - white - red vertical triband with ratio 1:3:1.The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Sources: Veddeler 2003, p.330 and Hauptsatzung of city of Attendorn; 2(3), dated 2 September 1999.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jul 2010

Coat of arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a silver(=white) shield is a black cross all over the shield made of eight trapeziums and a red crescent moon in the canton with its horns pointing to the dexter side. The title of a city was granted in 1222. This pattern of coat of arms was used since 1910. It was granted to keep this pattern in 1970 by the Regierungspräsident (=district governor) of Arnsberg, after Attendorn had merged with some other municipalities in 1969.
Meaning:
According to source the cross symbolizes that Attendorn was part of the archbishopric and electorate of Köln. The moon is said to be an attribute of St.John the Baptist, who was the city's patron saint.
Sources: Veddeler 2003, p.86 and Stadler 1972, p.19
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jul 2010

Banner and coat of arms were approved by Regierungspräsident Arnsberg on 12 August 1970.


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