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City of Engen (Germany)

Stadt Engen, Kreis Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg

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[Engen city banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 May 2013
approved 2 December 1960 See also:

City of Engen

Engen City Banner

Description of banner:
It is a white - black vertical bicolour. In the canton is the coat of arms without shield.
Source: Stefan Schwoon: "Kommunalflaggen in Baden-Württemberg", published in "Flaggenkurier" no.3, Berlin 2010, image no.53
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 May 2013

Engen Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a silver (= white) shield is a black 5-point star. Within the star is another silver (= white) 5-point star.
Meaning:
The star is taken from the arms of the Lords of Hewen, who owned the city until 1398, when it became a possession of Austria. The arms of the Lords of Heven had been divided per fess into black over gold (= yellow), above was a silver (= white) star. The star already appeared in the oldest known seal of the city from the late 14th century. The current colours are known since 1591. The present coat of arms was based on this seal and approved in 1960. From 1898-1960 the city used arms divided of silver (=white) and blue with the star in counterchanged colours. The colours were derived from the arms of the Lords of Fürstenberg, but these never ruled the city.
Source: Stadler 1971, p.37

Banner and coat of arms were approved on 2 December 1960 by minister of interior of Baden-Württemberg, published in GABl 3/1961.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 May 2013


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