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Grafschaft commune (Valais/Wallis canton, Switzerland)

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Grafschaft (01 January 2001)

[Flag of Grafschaft]
by Pascal Gross

Azure a Crozier Or issuiant from base surrounded with three Mullets of five of the same.

Željko Heimer, 22 July 2002

On the 1st of January 2001, the 3 fomer communes of Biel, Ritzingen and Selkingen have merged to form the new commune of Grafschaft. The new flag is based on the flag of Biel, three stars have been added to symbolize the 3 former communes merged into the new entity.

Pascal Gross, 20 July 2002

Biel (up to 31 December 2000)

[Flag of Biel]
by Pascal Gross

Azure, a Crosier Or.

Željko Heimer, 14 March 2000

Ritzingen (up to 31 December 2000)

[Flag of Ritzingen]
by Pascal Gross

Gules, issuant from a Base Vert faillis a Church Argent doored windowed and roofed Sable in chief dexter a Cross patee of the third.

[The keyword here is the attribute "faillis" meaning "A fracture in an ordinary, as if it were broken or a splinter taken from it."]

Željko Heimer, 25 March 2000

Selkingen (up to 31 December 2000)

[Flag of Selkingen]
by Pascal Gross

Divided by a pale wavy Argent in Azure a Chapel of the first and Gules a Cross pattee of the first.

Željko Heimer, 20 March 2000