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Höxter County (Germany)

Kreis Höxter, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Höxter County flag] 3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Nov 2007
approved 12 February 1976 See also:

Höxter county

Höxter county (Northrhine-Westphalia)

Description of flag:
The flags ratio is 3:5. It is a red over yellow horizontal bicolour with the county's coat of arms shifted to the hoist.
Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by a blue fessy wavy line. The chief shows a red cross in a golden (=yellow) field. The base shows a blue fleur de lis.
Meaning:
The coat of arms connects elements of the coats of arms of former counties of Höxter and Warburg, the latter joined the new Höxter county. The cross is taken from the coat of arms of the archbishopric of Paderborn. The fleur de lis is taken from the coat of arms of former Warburg county. The wavy line is symbolizing the river Weser.
The colours red and gold are those of the archbishopric and the abbey of Corvey as well.
Approved: 12 February 1976 by Regierungspräsident Detmold
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.310
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Nov 2007

Banner

[Höxter County banner] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Nov 2007

Description of banner:
It is a red and yellow vertical bicolour with the county's coat of arms shifted to the top.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Nov 2007


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