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Meppen City (Germany)

Stadt Meppen, Landkreis Emsland, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Meppen flag] 5:9 image by Jörg Majewski, 19 Oct 2007

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Meppen city

City of Meppen
county Emsland
coat of arms adopted: 1360
[1]   Hanns Fettweis, "Die Wappen der Städte, Gemeinden und Altkreise des Emslandes", 1989.
[2]   E-Mail of municipality of 14 April 2005
Acc. to information of the city the flag predominantly is used as a banner.
Jörg Majewski, 19 Oct 2007


[Meppen banner] image by Jörg Majewski, 19 Oct 2007

Coat of Arms

[Meppen coat of arms] image by Jörg Majewski, 19 Oct 2007

Hemmoor Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Shield Or, a fess Gules crowned by a cross patty of the same.
Gold and red are the colours of the Bishopric of Münster. The arms of Meppen are nearly the same, just the cross patty was added as a distinguishing mark. Meppen gained city rights in 1360, granted by Bishop Adolf of Münster. The bishops bought the region from the Counts of Ravensberg in 1252. A seal was first mentioned in 1383 and its existence had been proven since 1483 by copies. Stadler 1970, p.59
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Jan 2016

Plain Flag reported 1891

[Meppen plain flag 1891] 1:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Nov 2011

Description of  flag:
The ratio is given as 1:2. It was a white over blue horizontal bicolour.
Source:H.Ahrens "Hannoversche Landschafts-und Städtewappen", 1891, plate XX
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Nov 2011

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