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Municipality of Kirchhundem (Germany)

Gemeinde Kirchhundem, Kreis Olpe, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Kirchhundem flag] 3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Jun 2010
approved 24 February 1972 See also:

Current Flag

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a black - yellow - black horizontal triband with ratio 1:3:1.The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.373
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Jun 2010

Coat of arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a black shield are two crossed golden(=yellow) antlers. Between its ends are nine shingles of the same colour. In the centre of the arms is a man trap of the same colour.
According to source the antlers are symbolizing the lots of deer in the surrounding forests, the man trap is symbolizing agriculture (it was said to be a weapon aginst witchcraft and misfortune in the early middle ages). The shingles are taken from the arms of the 13th century lords of Hundem.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.119
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Jun 2010

Flag and coat of arms were approved by Regierungspräsident Arnsberg on 24 February 1972.

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