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City of Kamen (Germany)

Stadt Kamen, Kreis Unna, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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City of Kamen

City of Kamen (Unna county / Northrhine-Westphalia)
Description of flag:
The flags ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over white horizontal bicolour with the coat of arms in its centre.
Description of coat of arms:
The golden(=yellow) shield is superimposed by the Markian chequered bar (German: Märkischer Schachbalken). In the central chief is a red cog-wheel with four spokes and 24 teeth.
Sources: Hauptsatzung der Stadt Kamen, 2, dated 26 April 2005 and Veddeler 2003, p.430

Additional information:
The Markian chequered bar (or fess)consists of three connected fesses, each having alternating red and white squares. The top fess is starting with a red square at the dexter side. It was a symbol of the counts of Mark. It is part of many Westphalian flags and/or coats of arms, e.g. Hamm, Altena, Ennepetal, Gummersbach, Iserlohn, Wattenscheid.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Jun 2007

Kamen banner

[Kamen city banner] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Jun 2007

Description of banner (hanging flag)
The ratio is 5:2. It is a vertically divided blue and white flag superimposed by the coat of arms, which is shifted to the hoist.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.430
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Jun 2007

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