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Le Locle commune (Neuchâtel canton, Switzerland)

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Le Locle

[Flag of Le Locle] image by Pascal Gross

Quartered: bendy of eight serrated gules and vert in 1 and 4 and or five flamules azure issuant from the flank in 2 and 3, overall a cross argent.

Željko Heimer, 20 May 2003

The flag above is as described in Art. 2 of the municipal regulation (see http://www.lelocle.ch/pdf/20.1.pdf). This flag makes the commune of Le Locle the only known Swiss municipality with an official flag different from its coat of arms. However, after a phone talk with the chancellor of Le Locle, I have had the information that today, when the commune of Le Locle uses a flag, the banner of arms is used as the arms are better known.

In conclusion, we can say that the municipal regulation prescribes the flag as shown above but the common practice is to use the banner of arms (see image below).

Pascal Gross, 06 May 2003


Le Locle

[Flag of Le Locle]  image by Pascal Gross

Lozengy Gules and Or, on a Bar Argent a Barrulet wavy Azure, in Base on a panel Argent issuant from three mounts Vert as many Pine trees of the same.

Željko Heimer, 28 May 2000