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City of Dorsten (Germany)

Stadt Dorsten, Kreis Recklinghausen, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2012-08-19 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Dorsten banner]   image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Jul 2010 See also:


Description of banner:
It is a green - white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.370
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Jul 2010

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The silver(=white) shield is divided by a black cross, which is superimposed by a golden(=yellow), upright key.
According to source the arms are a modification of those of the archbishopric and electorate of Köln, who had been rulers in Vest Recklinghausen, to which the city belonged. The key as a distinguishing mark is an attribute of St.Peter, the patron of the electorate.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.116
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Jul 2010

According to source the banner is mentioned as "flag" in Hauptsatzung of the city of Dorsten, dated 9 May 1995; §2(3), the arms are denoted as "traditional" and probably never had been approved officially.

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