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City of Memmingen (Schwaben District, Bavaria, Germany)

Stadt Memmingen

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[City of Memmingen (Bavaria, Germany)]     5:2
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The flag of Memmingen is black-red-white. The colours are coming from the coat of arms. The flag has the usual proportion 3:1, it is a hanging flag, though a black-red-white horizontally striped flag, with the proportions 3:5 is also possible. It is the only Bavarian city to have these colours displayed like this. Source: Dieter Linder, Municipal Vexillology: Bavarian city flags, Flag Data Bank no. 10, July 1999, p. 24.

Pascal Vagnat, 17 November 1999

I received a reply from the city of Memmingen:

Die Stadt Memmingen hat keine Flagge, sondern es kommen sog. Bannerfahnen mit Querstab zum Einsatz. Die Bannerfarben der Stadt sind: Schwarz, Rot, Weiß - vertikal (bei einer Flagge waren die Farben dann horizontal). Auf den Bannerfahnen wird das Stadtwappen nicht abgebildet. Nur bei besonderen Anlassen werden Bannerfahnen mit Stadtwappen verwendet - das Stadtwappen befindet sich dann im oberen Drittel.
My translation:
The city of Memmingen does not have a flag, using instead banners [i.e. hanging flags] with cross-beams. The banner's colours are: vertically black, red, white (on a [normal] flag the colors would be horizontal). On the banners the city coat-of-arms is not included. Only on very special occasions banners with the city coat-of-arms are used, the coat-of-arms being then in the upper third.
The coat-of-arms of the town of Memmingen in Bavaria can be found in this webpage.

Jarig Bakker, 17 and 25 November 1999

Description in Stadler 1964-1971: black-red-white flag, attested as the colours of the city already in 1488.

Stefan Schwoon, 8 March 2001

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