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City of Düsseldorf (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)

Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf

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[City of Düsseldorf (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)] 5:2
by Stefan Schwoon

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Düsseldorf is the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia and has 568,000 inhabitants.

Kai A. Hamm, 23 June 2000

Red-white with the arms in banner [hanging flag] form. Source: flag from Staack 1997, arms from Stadler 1964-1971.

Stefan Schwoon, 24 February 2001

Colours from the arms. From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

The town got city rights in 1288 by Count Adolf von Berg. The seal used from that day showed a church, the ante-seal showed a double-tailed lion, derived from the arms of Von Berg. In a 16th century seal the lion is shown with an anchor. Ever since the seals and arms of the town showed a lion and an anchor. The position of the anchor changed several times through the centuries, as did the colour. The present arms date from about 1868. The additions of 1974 did not change the arms.

Literature: Stadler 1964-1971 and Nagel 1986.

Santiago Dotor, 19 December 2001