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City of Greven (Germany)

Stadt Greven, Kreis Steinfurt, Northrhine-Westphalia

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[Greven banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Jun 2010

Description of banner:
It is a blue - white - blue vertical triband with ratio 1:5:1. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.394
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Jun 2010

Coat of arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a blue field is a silver(=white) sailing ship.
According to source river Ems was suitable for shipping from Greven to the mouth. The water was not extremely deep, therefore the cargo was transported by extremely flat ships, called "Emspünten". The sailing ship is symbolizing the importance of the harbour of Greven in 19th century.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.132
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Jun 2010

Flag, banner and coat of arms were approved by minister of interior of Northrhine-Westphalia on 6 March 1950, when the municipalities of Greven links der Ems (=westbank) and Greven rechts der Ems (=eastbank) had been united and gained the rights of a city.

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