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Municipality of Morsbach (Germany)

Gemeinde Morsbach, Oberbergischer Kreis, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Morsbach flag] 3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jul 2010
approved 28 June 1995 See also:

Current Flag

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a red over white over red triband with ratio 1:2:1. The coat of arms is in the middle of the white stripe.
Source: attachment no.2 of (2) of Hauptsatzung of the municipality of Morsbach, version 20 May 1998, updated 15 December 2009
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jul 2010

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess. Above in a silver (=white) field is a red, statant lion, crowned, armed and tongued blue. Below in a blue field is a silver (=white) wavy fess superimposed by three reed maces in natural colour ordered horizontally.
Meaning:
The lion is symbolizing the counts of Berg, the former rulers. According to Ralf Hartemink the lower part is canting symbolizing swamps or marshes.
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jul 2010

The flag was approved by the local county director (German: Oberkreisdirektor) on 28 June 1995. The coat of arms was approved by Oberspräsident of Prussian Rhineprovince on 14 August 1937.


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