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City of Heiligenhaus (Germany)

Stadt Heiligenhaus, Kreis Mettmann, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Heiligenhaus flag]   image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Aug 2011
approved 1937 See also:

Current Flag

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is approx 3:5. It is a blue over white over red horizontal tricolour. The coat of arms is in the middle of the white stripe.
Sources: Stadler 1972, p.49 and this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Aug 2011

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per chape into blue and red with a silver (=white) fimbriation. In the red lower field is a silver (=white) anvil topped by crossed hammer and calliper of the same colour.
According to source the municipality was separated from the city of Velbert in 1897 and gained city rights in 1947. The tools are symbolizing the numerous iron foundries in the area. And the fimbriation is not a chevron but symbolizing a typical roof of one of the small home forges, that had been in the area in pre-industrial times.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.49
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Aug 2011

The coat of arms was approved by minister of interior of Northrhine Westphalia on 20 March 1947. According to Stadler the flag was approved in 1937, probably by Oberpräsident of Prussian Rhineprovince and without coat of arms.

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