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Municipality of Brüggen (Germany)

Gemeinde Brüggen, Kreis Viersen, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2012-09-09 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Brüggen banner]   image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Aug 2011
approved 16 May 1972 See also:

Banner

Description of banner:
It is a 5-stripes flag divided vertcally into blue - yellow - blue - yellow - blue with ratio 1:1:7:1:1. The coat of arms is in the central stripe and shifted to the top.
Source: 2 of /Hauptsatzung of the municipality of Brüggen/, version 13 December 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Aug 2011

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a golden (= yellow) shield on the dexter half is an image of St.Mary sitting upon a silver (= white) throne, dressed in a red garment partially covered by a blue coat, and crowned by a blue coronet fleury. In her right hand she holds a branch of a rose bush with three red roses. In her left arm she is holding Jesus Christ cross-nimbed silver (=white) and red.
The dexter half is showing a black rampant lion, armed and tongued red holding a blue pennant stuck upon a black lance.
Meaning:
According to source the ensemble is based upon the seal of Bracht, known since 1474. St.Mary is the patron saint of Bracht parish church. The lion is symbolizing the dukes of Jülich/, the former rulers. The pennant is interpreted as banner of fiefdom.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.30
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Aug 2011

Banner and coat of arms were approved by Regierungspräsident Düsseldorf on 16 May 1972.


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