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City of Harsewinkel (Germany)

Stadt Harsewinkel, Kreis Gütersloh, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Harsewinkel flag] 3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 May 2010
approved 6 February 1972 See also:

City of Harsewinkel

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. The flag is horizontally divided yellow over black over yellow with ratio 1:3:1. The coat of arms is in the centre of the black stripe.

City Banner

[Harsewinkel banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 May 2010

Description of banner:
The banner is vertically divided yellow - black - yellow with ratio 1:3:1. The coat of arms is in the black stripe shifted to the top.

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The golden (=yellow) shield is tierceded by a wavy red fork. In the dexter chief is a black horsehead, in the sinister chief a black comb and in the base a black, rampant lion armed and tongued red.
Meaning:
According to Veddeler 2003, p.139 the colours red and yellow are those of the former sovereigns, the bishops of Münster. The fork is symbolizing the riches of water on the territory of the municipality. The horse is symbolizing the former municipality of Harsewinkel, the comb the former municipality of Greffen and the lion is taken from the arms of Widukind of Rheda, who was protector of the monastery of Marienfeld. Thus the lion is symbolizing the former municipality of Marienfeld. The coat of arms is a modification of the former arms of Harsewinkel, showing with inverted colours and a white horsehead in each third. An image of those arms can be seen in Stadler 1972, p.48

Former Flag

[Harsewinkel former flag] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 May 2010

Description of flag:
According to Stadler 1972, p.48 the former flag was a red over yellow over red triband.

Flag, banner and coat of arms were approved by Regierungspräsident Detmold on 6 February 1972.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.403
Klaus-Michael Schneider; 31 May 2010


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