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Warendorf County ( Germany)

Kreis Warendorf, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Warendorf County flag] 3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2007
approved 20 May 1976

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Warendorf County

Description of flag:
The flags ratio is 3:5. It is a red over yellow horizontal bicolour with the county's coat of arms in its centre.
Description of banner:
It is a red and yellow vertical bicolour with the counties coat of arms shifted to the top.
Description of coat of arms:
The red shield is divided by a golden (=yellow) bend wavy. In the sinister chief and the dexter base is a golden wheel with 10 rays formed like small crescents.
Meaning:
The wavy line is taken from the coat of arms of the city of Beckum. Beckum was before the capital of another county today being the southern part of Warendorf county. The city of Beckum had however three silver lines. The tinctures had been changed to turn out, that the bishops of Münster were rulers until 1803. The wheels are taken from the coat of arms of Warendorf's administrators (German: Vogt) of the bishops. They are flowery ornaments. In 1938 they were reinterpreted as sun-wheels under NS-rule.
Approved: 20 May 1976 by Regierungspräsident Münster
Source: Veddeler 2003; p.321
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2007


Banner

[Warendorf County banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2007

Description of banner:
It is a red and yellow vertical bicolour with the counties coat of arms shifted to the top.
Approved: 20 May 1976 by Regierungspräsident Münster
Source: Veddeler 2003; p.321
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2007


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