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City of Schwerte (Germany)

Stadt Schwerte, Unna County, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Schwerte banner]   image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Jun 2010
approved 18 February 1977 See also:


Description of banner:
It is a red - white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is placed into the centre of a squarish white bannerhead.
Description of coat of arms:
In a red field are two silver (=white) swords crossed saltirishly.
According to Veddeler 2003, p.216 the arms are canting and the existence can be proved on seals since 1427. The current colours were fixed in 1947. Until 1909 there were black swords in a blue field. Due to basic heraldic rules the background was changed into silver in 1911. Those arms can also be seen on Ralf Hartemink's website.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.512
Klaus-Michael Schneider,16 Jun 2010

Plain Flag

[Schwerte plain flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jul 2007

Description of flag:
The flags ratio is 3:5. It is a red over white horizontal bicolour.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.88.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jul 2007

Banner and coat of arms were approved by Regierungspräsident Arnsberg on 18 February 1977.

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