Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. The flag is vertically divided. The flyend is red. The hoist is horizontally divided into 21 alternating yellow and ride stripes. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Sources: Article in Soester Anzeiger, a local newspaper, 8 July 2011 and municipal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider,, 15 Mar 2013
Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per pale into red and gold (= yellow). The dexter side displays a golden (= yellow) rampant male dog tongued black. The sinister side displays two black swords pointing downwards and crossed per saltire. Above is a n impending eagle of the same colour.
The dog is canting and displaying the arms of the Lords of Rüdenberg. "Rüde" is the German term of a male dog. Swords and eagle had been the arms of the administrators (Vögte) of Soest. The municipal arms had been the arms of the former subcounty (Amt) of Borgeln-Schwefe until 1969, when the subcounty was dissolved. The stripes on the hoist are representing the settlement cores of the municipality. Those are: Balksen, Berwicke, Blumroth, Borgeln, Dinker, Dorfwelver, Ehningsen. Eilmsen, Einecke, Eineckerholsen, Flerke, Illigen, Kiotingen, Merklingsen, Nateln, Recklingsen, Schneidingen, Schwefe, Stocklarn, Vellinghausen and Welver proper.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p. 239
The flag was adopted on 7 July 2011. The coat of arms was approved on 31 March 1970 by Regierungspräsident Arnsberg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Mar 2013
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