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Coesfeld County (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)

Kreis Coesfeld

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[Coesfeld County (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)] 3:5 | stripes 1+3+1
by Stefan Schwoon
Flag and coat-of-arms adopted 15th October 1979



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Description

The information about the county of Coesfeld was provided by Falko Schmidt. Coesfeld is in North Rhine-Westphalia in the district (Regierungsbezirk) of Münster. In 1975, as part of the municipal reform, the previous counties of Coesfeld and Lüdinghausen were united to form the current county of Coesfeld. (...) After the union with Lüdinghausen new arms and a new flag were adopted. The public records of the district of Münster (Amtsblatt des Regierungsbezirks Münster) describe the flag and the banner:

Flag: Von Gelb zu Rot zu Gelb im Verhältnis 1:3:1 längsgestreift, in der Mitte der roten Bahn der Wappenschild des Kreises.
Banner: Von Gelb zu Rot zu Gelb im Verhältnis 1:3:1 längsgestreift, in der Mitte der oberen Hälfte der roten Bahn der Wappenschild des Kreises.
In both cases, yellow-red-yellow in proportions 1:3:1 with the arms on the red stripe; on the banner, the arms are placed in the upper half. The statutes, available at the county website, describe flag and banner as simply yellow and red with the arms. However, Falko Schmidt confirmed that this is merely a very inaccurate description.

The meaning of the arms (both old and new) is described on Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website. The image of the old arms is from Stadler 1964-1971, the new arms from Linder and Olzog 1996.

Stefan Schwoon, 11 March 2001

Adopted 15.10.1979, according to Dirk Schönberger's Administrative Divisions of the World website. From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

The new arms were granted on October 15, 1979. The arms combine elements from the old arms [St. Liudger and the Münster arms] with the bell taken from the arms of the former Lüdinghausen district arms.

Literature: Linder and Olzog 1996.

Santiago Dotor, 14 February 2002


Hanging Flag

Banner

[Coesfeld County hanging flag (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)] 5:2 | stripes 1+3+1
by Stefan Schwoon

Former Coesfeld County until 1979

[Coesfeld County until 1979 (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)] 1:1
by Stefan Schwoon

The old county of Coesfeld had a square standard of the arms and a banner [hanging flag] with the arms in the chief and split of yellow and red below.

Stefan Schwoon, 11 March 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

The arms were granted on August 8, 1956. The dexter part of the arms show St. Liudger, the main missionary under the German and Frisian tribes in the 8th century, and founder of the diocese of Münster. He is buried in Billerbeck in the district. The sinister part shows the arms of Münster, as the district historically belonged to Münster.

Literature: Stadler 1964-1971.

Santiago Dotor, 14 February 2002

Hanging Flag / Banner

[Coesfeld County until 1979, hanging flag (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)]
by Stefan Schwoon
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