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City of Straelen (Germany)

Stadt Straelen, Kreis Kleve, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Straelen flag] 3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Jul 2011
approved 6 August 1971 See also:

Current Flag

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a black over white over green horizontal bicolour with ratio 1:2:1. The arrow from the coat of arms is shifted to the hoist.
Source: 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Straelen, version 8 November 1999
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Jul 2011

Banner

[Straelen banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Jul 2011

Description of banner:
It is a black - white - green horizontal bicolour with ratio 1:2:1. The arrow from the coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Straelen, version 8 November 1999
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Jul 2011

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a silver (=white) shield is a black arrow.
Meaning:
According to source the arms are canting, another word for arrow is "beam" (German: Strahl), symbolizing the city's name.
Straelen became city in 1387, lost however that title under the rule of the Bonapartes and regained the title in 1928.
Sources: 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Straelen, version 8 November 1999 and Stadler 1972, p.91
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Jul 2011

Flag, banner and coat of arms were approved by Regierungspräsident Düsseldorf on 6 August 1971. So we have to conclude, that the flag described by Stadler (see below) didn't exist, there must have been the flag described above instead.

Probably erroneous Flag reported 1972

[Straelen other flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Jun 2007

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a white flag with a green edge at the hoist and a black one at the flyend and the coat of arms in its centre.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.91
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Jun 2007


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