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Hagen City (Germany)

Stadt Hagen, Nordrhein-Westfalen

Last modified: 2020-05-23 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Hagen plain city flag] 3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 June 2010 See also:

Hagen City

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

Hagen plain Flag

It is a blue over yellow horizontal bicolour.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.397
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Nov 2017

Hagen Flag with Arms

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

It is a blue over yellow horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: Staack 1997
Stefan Schwoon, 24 Feb 2001

Hagen Coat of Arms

Shield Azure an eradicated oak Or.
The arms are canting, Hag (or Wald) meaning forest, represented by a golden, eradicated oak. Hagen gained city rights in 1746 from King Friedrich II of Prussia. At the same time the first seal is known, which shows a canting 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 current arms were approved, based on the oldest seal. Originally a mural crown was added to the arms, but this is no longer used. According to Veddeler 2003, p.134 the flag colours are those taken from the coat of arms.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.47
Stefan Schwoon, 24 Feb 2001 and Santiago Dotor, 20 Dec 2001

The flag probably never was approved officially.
Stefan Schwoon, 24 Feb 2001

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