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Rhine-County Neuss (Germany)

Rhein-Kreis Neuss, Nordrhein-Westfalen

Last modified: 2020-06-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Rhine-County Neuss flag]
3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Aug 2011
[Grevenbroich county flag]
3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 May 2020
   

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Rhine-County Neuss

Introduction

Grevenbroich County was established in 1816 in the Prussian province Jülich-Kleve-Berg (since 1822 Rhine Province). The county merged with Neuß County in 1929 and was renamed to Grevenbroich-Neuß County and again renamed to Grevenbroich County in 1946. On 1 January 1975 the county-free city of Neuß (since 1968 spelled Neuss) was incorporated. The county was renamed again to Neuss County and again on 1 July 2003 to Rhein-Kreis Neuss (Rhine-County Neuss), in order to stress the importance of the Rhine for the county, the latter being a legal successor of Grevenbroich County. The new name was approved by Minister of Interior of Nordrhein-Westfalen on 1 July 2003.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 May 2020

Rhine-County Neuss Flag

It is a white flag (see left image above) having black horizontal stripes at the top- and bottom edge. In the middle of the white stripe is the coat of arms.
Source: 3(3) of Hauptsatzung of the Rhein-Kreis Neuss, version 23 March 2018
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Aug 2011

Rhine-County Neuss Banner

[Rhine-County Neuss banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 May 2020

It is a black-white-black vertical triband with ratio of stripes approx. 2:7:2 and arms in the middle of the white stripe.
Source: this county subpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 May 2020

Grevenbroich County Flag

The flag (see right image above) remained basically the same triband, but the former flag of Grevenbroich County had broader black stripes, although the ratio of stripes according to Falko Schmidt was never defined officially.
Source: information provided by Dieter Linder
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 May 2020

Rhine-County Neuss Coat of Arms


Shield is parted per pale, at dexter Argent parted by a cross Sable, at sinister Or a lion rampant Sable tongued Gules.
Meaning:
The cross is symbolising the Archbishopric and Electorate of Köln, the lion the Duchy of Jülich. Before parts of the nowadays territory of the county belonged to Köln, the others to Jülich .

Source: 3(1) of Hauptsatzung of the Rhein-Kreis Neuss, version 23 March 2018 and county webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Aug 2011

The flag was approved on 10 December 1952 and the arms on 2 May 1952 by Minister of Interior of Nordrhein-Westfalen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Aug 2011


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