Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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It is a black-yellow-black vertical triband with ratio of stripes approx. 2:3:2. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
administration seat: Rhoden
Kassel District , state Hesse
city formed on 1 November 1970 from 7 (now 9) villages
banner approved on 22 May 1979
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 2 Nov 2006
Shield Gules, issuant from base a n embattled wall Argent masoned sable with port Gules in centre, all crowned by a vault Argent, crowned by a Argent and flanked by two embattled towers Argent, the vault's port is or charged with an 8-point facetted star Sable.
Rhoden was generated in 1244 around a castle of the Counts of Waldeck , gained city rights in 1294 and was fortified. The oldest seal from about 1300, but witnessed not before the 16th century already displayed the current pattern of the arms. A secret seal from the 15th century just displayed a 7-point star. Finally a kettle hook was added in the 18th century city seal. The arms were overtaken from Diemelstadt
Source: Stadler 1967, p.77
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 May 2017
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