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Westerwald County (Germany)

Westerwaldkreis, Rheinland-Pfalz

Last modified: 2021-07-17 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Westerwald County flag #2]
3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 3 Jan 2012
[Westerwald County flag #1]
3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 12 July 2021
   

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Westerwald County

Westerwald County Flag

It is a green-white-black horizontal bicolour. The arms are either centred (old, see right image above) or in the canton (see left image above).
seat: City of Montabaur
Jörg Majewski, 3 Jan 2012

Westerwald County Banner

[Westerwald County banner#2] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 3 Jan 2012 [Westerwald County banner#1] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 12 July 2021    

It is a green-white-black vertical bicolour. The arms are either centred (see right image above) or in the canton (see left image above).

Sources: State archive Koblenz and Klaus Günther: "Kommunalflaggen von Rheinland-Pfalz", CD

Westerwald County Coat of Arms

Shield Argent parted by a bend Vert fimbriated Sable, beneath right seven basalt pillars Sable, above left a clay jug Azure.
Mening:
The lbasalt pillars are symbolising the volcanic origin of the Westerwald, and each pillar is representing one of the seven Associated Municipality "(Verbandsgemeinden)" of the county. The jug is symboliseing the formerly important pottery industry in a large part of the county. The green bend is symbolising the rural character.
Source: Linder und Olzog 1996
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 July 2021

Flag, banner and arms were approved on 2 February 1976. All GIFs and the details are based on the presentations of Klaus Günther, with kind permission.
Jörg Majewski, 3 Jan 2012


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