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County of Rhein-Sieg-Kreis (Germany)

Rhein-Sieg-Kreis, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Rhein-Sieg County flag] 3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jun 2011 See also:

County of Rhein-Sieg-Kreis

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a red over white horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: 2(3) of Hauptsatzung of Rhein-Sieg Kreis, version 14 July 1994, last updated 28 April 2008.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jun 2011

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a silver (=white) shield is a red, rampant lion, crowned, armed and tongued blue, shoring up his left arm upon a silver (=white) shield divided by a black cross. In his right paw he holds a golden (=yellow) flaming sword upon his head.
Meaning:
According to source the lion is symbolizing the principality of Berg. The major part of the county belonged to the Bergian dominions. The cross is symbolizing the archbishopric and electorate of Köln, which ruled over Königswinter and parts of Siebengebirge mountains. The sword is an attribute of St.Michael and symbolizing the abbey of the order of Benedictines, which existed from 1064 to 1803 on the Michaelsberg in Siegburg under direct imperial rule. 1914 in this place again a monastery was erected.
Source: Stadler 1964, p.83
Klaus-Michael Schneider; 22 Jun 2011

Flag of Siegkreis 1960

[Siegkreis County banner] 3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Nov 2007

Description of flag:
The ratio was 3:5. It was a red over white horizontal bicolour.
Source: Stadler 1964, p.83
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jun 2011

The coat of arms was approved by the minister of interior of Northrhine-Westphalia on 26 May 1955 to the Siegkreis and later overtaken by the Rhein-Sieg Kreis.


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