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City of Neukirchen-Vluyn (Germany)

Stadt Neukirchen-Vluyn, Kreis Wesel, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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Brief History

In Neukirchen a church was built. To distinguish this place from an older church in Repelen the place was named Neukirchen (=new church). The place was origin of numerous spiritual and charity activities. During the Franconian rule in early middle ages Vluyn was built near a castle. Textiles industries (linen and cotton) and mining were the main occupational activities. Neukirchen and Vluyn merged in 1928.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jul 2010

Banner

Description of banner:
It is a black - yellow - black vertical triband. The coat of arms is in a white bannerhead.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Neukirchen-Vluyn, version 18 September 1999, last updated 2 June 2010
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jul 2010

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The black shield is divided by three golden(=yellow) sinister bendy, wavy lines.
Meaning:
According to source the wavy lines are symbolizing branches of river Rhine, called "vluyn"" in the local language. The colours gold and black have been taken from the arms of the counts of Moers, former rulers of both locations.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.72
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jul 2010


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