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Runkel City (Germany)

Stadt Runkel, Landkreis Limburg-Weilburg, Gießen District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Runkel city flag]
5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Apr 2017
[Runkel city flag plain]
5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Apr 2017

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Runkel City

It is a red-white-blue vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top. (see left image above) There is also a plain tricolour. (see right image above)
inhabitants 9,729
Limburg-Weilburg County
Gießen District , state Hesse
plain banner approved in 1967
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 31 Aug 2006

Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, three pales Gules and a canton Azure.
The arms are derived from the arms of the Lords of Runkel, the oldest known rulers of the village. The family built in 1159 a castle near the village and granted city rights in 1315. The family became extinct in the late 14th century. The city used the arms in its seals at least since the 15th century.
The arms were designed in 1908 but not officially approved until 31 July 1974.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.79
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Apr 2017

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