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City of Schwelm (Germany)

Stadt Schwelm, Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2012-08-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Schwelm flag] 3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Jul 2011
approved 18 October 1950 See also:

Current Flag

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a red over white horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.511
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Jul 2011

Banner#1

[Schwelm banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Jul 2011

Description of banner:
It is a red - white - red vertical triband with ratio 3:5:3. In the centre of a white banner head is the coat of arms.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.511
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Jul 2011

Banner#2

[Schwelm other banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Jul 2011

Description of banner:
It is a red - white - red vertical triband with ratio 3:5:3. In the centre of a white banner head is the coat of arms. Below the coat of arms is an inscription in black capitals "SCHWELM".
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.216
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Jul 2011

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a golden (=yellow) field are two red, round towers having blue cone-shaped roofs topped by crosses. The towers are connected by a low, red, embattled wall, and also by a Markian chequered bar. The chief is superimposed by a blue, wavy fess.
Meaning:
According to source the fess is symbolizing the city's moat, towers and wall are symbolizing its fortification. The bar is symbolzing the counts of Mark, the former rulers.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.215
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Jul 2011

Plain Flag reported 1972

[Schwelm plain flag] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jul 2007

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a red over white horizontal bicolour.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.87
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Jul 2011

The coat of arms was adopted by the local council on 16 April 1910. It appeared already on seals since 1592. It was approved by Oberpräsident of Prussian province of Westphalia on 3 August 1938. Flag and banner finally were approved by minister of interior of Northrhine-Westphalia on 18 October 1950. Just before the local council decided to introduce a "Fahne" and a "Heiss-Flagge". According to 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Schwelm, version 28 June 1996 the flag with coat of arms and both variants of the banner are mentioned.


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