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Steinfurt County (Germany)

Kreis Steinfurt, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Steinfurt County flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2007
approved 10 Mar 1978 See also:

Steinfurt County

Description of flag:
The ratio of flag is 3:5. It is a red flag with horizontal yellow stripes at the upper and lower edge. The ratio between the stripes is 1:3:1. In the centre of the red stripe is the coat of arms.
Description of coat of arms:
It is a golden (=yellow) shield with a red bar having an inescutcheon. The inescutcheon shows a red swan within a golden (=yellow) shield. In the chief are two red leaves of a water-lily, in the base is one leaf.
Meaning:
The coat of arms connects the elements of former territories. The red bar in a golden field is the coat of arms of the archbishops of Münster. The leaves are taken from the coat of arms of the counts of Tecklenburg and the swan is the coat of arms of the Counts of Steinfurt.
Authorized: 10 March 1978 by Regierungspräsident Münster
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.319
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2007

Tecklenburg County until 1975

[Tecklenburg County flag 1960 - 1975] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Jan 2014
adopted 1960

Description of flag:
It was a red over white horizontal bicolour.
Meaning:
The colours are taken from the arms, which a.o. display red leaves of water lily in a silver field. Tecklenburg County was dissolved in 1975 and together with some municipalities of Münster County became part of the enlarged Steinfurt County.
Source: Stadler 1964, p.88

The flag was adopted by the county council in 1960.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Jan 2014


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