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City of Mechernich (Germany)

Stadt Mechernich, Kreis Euskirchen, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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Banner

Description of banner:
It is a yellow - blue vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is in the upper third.
Source: 2(4) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Mechernich, version 21 March 2000, updated 15 December 2010
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Jan 2012

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess. Above in a golden (= yellow) field is a black, statant lion, armed and tongued red. The field is divided by a fessy, red label with five flaps. Below in a blue field are silver (= white) hammer and mallet.
Meaning:
According to source the tools are symbolizing mining while the lion is taken from the arms of the Lords of Blankenheim.
Sources: Nagel 1986 and 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Mechernich, version 21 March 2000, updated 15 December 2010
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Jan 2012

The coat of arms was confirmed by Regierungspräsident Köln on 9 February 1973.


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