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Municipality of Reichshof (Germany)

Reichshof,Oberbergischer Kreis, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Reichshof banner]   image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Jul 2010
approved 11 September 1972 See also:

Banner

Description of banner:
It is a 9-stripes banner having vertical, alternating red and white stripes (according to source the red cloth is divided by 4 vertical pallets of equal width). The banner has an armorial bannerhead.
Source: 2(4) of Hauptsatzung of the municipality of Reichshof, dated 3 November 2004, last updated 10 December 2007
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Jul 2010

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess. Above is a golden(=yellow) demi-eagle, armed red, in a black field. Below is a red, statant lion, armed silver(=white) in a silver(=white) field.
Meaning:
According to Ralf Hartemink the upper half shows an imperial eagle, which is symbolizing the former imperial estate of Eckenhagen in 1167 and acquired by the counts of Berg in 1527. The lion is symbolizing the counts and dukes of Berg, the former rulers.
Source: : Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Jul 2010

Banner and coat of arms were approved by Regierungspräsident Köln on 11 September 1972.


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