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City of Hagen (Germany)

Stadt Hagen, Northrhine-Westphalia

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[Hagen flag] 3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Jun 2010 See also:

Flag without Coat of Arms

[Hagen flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Jun 2010

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over yellow horizontal bicolour.
Meaning:
According to Veddeler 2003, p.134 the colours are those taken from the coat of arms. The flag probably never was approved officially.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.397

Flag with Coat of Arms

[Hagen flag with CoA] 3:5 image by Stefan Schwoon, 24 Feb 2001

Description of flag:
Blue-yellow with the arms. The arms are canting, Hag (or Wald) meaning forest, i.e. a golden, rooted oak.
Sources: flag from Staack 1997, arms from Stadler 1964-1971 Stadler 1972, p.47.
Stefan Schwoon, 24 Feb 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:
"Hagen received city rights in 1746 from King Friedrich II of Prussia. At the same time the first seal is known, which shows a canting Hag (Hag or Wald means forest). It was, however, also interpreted as a (natural) lily. In the 19th century the city thus sometimes used arms with two lilies. In 1897 the present arms were granted, based on the oldest seal. Originally a mural crown was added to the arms, but this is no longer used.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.47
Santiago Dotor, 20 Dec 2001

Hagen, 210,000 inhabitants ((editorial note: according to Fischer WA 2010 the number of inhabitants decreased to 195,000 until 2008)), is located in the Ruhr area, south of Dortmund and east of Wuppertal.
Ivan Sache, 19 June 2002


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