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Municipality of Morsbach (Germany)

Gemeinde Morsbach, Oberbergischer Kreis, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Morsbach flag] 3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jul 2010
approved 28 June 1995 See also:

Current Flag

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a red over white over red triband with ratio 1:2:1. The coat of arms is in the middle of the white stripe.
Source: attachment no.2 of (2) of Hauptsatzung of the municipality of Morsbach, version 20 May 1998, updated 15 December 2009
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jul 2010

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess. Above in a silver (=white) field is a red, statant lion, crowned, armed and tongued blue. Below in a blue field is a silver (=white) wavy fess superimposed by three reed maces in natural colour ordered horizontally.
The lion is symbolizing the counts of Berg, the former rulers. According to Ralf Hartemink the lower part is canting symbolizing swamps or marshes.
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jul 2010

The flag was approved by the local county director (German: Oberkreisdirektor) on 28 June 1995. The coat of arms was approved by Oberspräsident of Prussian Rhineprovince on 14 August 1937.

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