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Euskirchen County (Germany)

Kreis Euskirchen, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2012-10-20 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Euskirchen county banner]   image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Aug 2011
approved 31 October 1973 See also:


Description of banner:
It is a red - yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is placed into a white, squarish bannerhead.
§2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Euskirchen county, version 11 November 2009
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Aug 2011

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
It is a quarterly divided field. The 1st quarter shows three golden roses in a triangular order 2:1. The 2nd quarter shows a black, rampant lion armed and tongued red in a golden (= yellow) field. The 3rd quarter is a silver (= white) field divided by a black cross. The 4th quarter is a red field divided by a golden (= yellow) indented fess.
According to source the new arms represent the four main territories, which form the new county. The 1st quarter shows the roses of the counts of Arenberg; the 2nd quarter the lion of the dukes of Jülich, the 3rd quarter the cross of the archbishopric and electorate of Köln and the 4th quarter the arms of the counts of Manderscheid-Blankenheim.
Sources: Ralf Hartemink's webpage based upon Nagel 1986
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Aug 2011

Banner and coat of arms were approved by Regierungspräsident Köln on 31 October 1973.

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