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Soest County (Germany)

Kreis Soest, Northrhine-Westphalia

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[Soest County flag] 3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2007
approved 26 May 1976 See also:

Soest County

Description of flag:
The ratio of flag is 3:5. It is a white flag with horizontal red stripes at the upper and lower edge. The ratio between the stripes is 1:3:1. In the white stripe is the coat of arms shifted to the hoist.
Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per pale. The dexter side shows a red key in a silver (=white) field. The sinister side shows a black cross in a silver (=white) field superimposed by a red rose barbed and seeded golden (= yellow).
Meaning:
The key is symbolizing Soest city. The sinister side is the coat of arms of the dissolved county of Lippstadt. The cross is turning out the fact, that the archbishops of Köln ruled a great part of the county's territory. The rose is the symbol of the counts of Lippe, who founded Lippstadt.
The flag was authorized together with the new coat of arms on 26 May 1976 by Regierungspräsident Arnsberg.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.318
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2007

Banner

[Soest County Banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2007

Description of banner:
It is a white flag with vertical red stripes at the left and right edge. The ratio between the stripes is 1:3:1. In the white stripe is the coat of arms shifted to the top.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2007

Soest County 1961-1976 flag

[Soest County 1961-1976 flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2007

Soest county (Northrhine-Westphalia) 1961-1976
Description of flag:
The ratio of flag is 3:5. It is a white flag with horizontal red stripes at the upper and lower edge. The ratio between the stripes is 1:3:1. In the white stripe is the coat of arms shifted to the hoist.
Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per pale. The dexter side shows a red key in a silver (=white) field. The sinister side shows a black cross in a silver (=white) field built by eight trapeziums.
Meaning:
The key is symbolizing the city of Soest. The cross is turning out the fact, that the archbishops of Cologne ruled a great part of the counties territory. You can see an image of this coat of arms in: Stadler 1972, p.84
Authorized 10 March 1961 by minister of interior of Northrhine-Westphalia
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.79
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2007

Soest County 1961-1976 banner

[Soest County 1961-1976 banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2007

Description of banner:
It is a white flag with vertical red stripes at the left and right edge. The ratio between the stripes is 1:3:1. In the white stripe is the coat of arms shifted to the top.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2007

Flag, banner and coat of arms were approved by Regierungspräsident Arnsberg on 26 May 1976, former flag and banner by minister of interior of Northrhine-Westphalia on 10 March 1961.


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