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City of Olfen (Germany)

Stadt Olfen, Kreis Coesfeld, Northrhine-Westphalia

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[Olfen banner]   image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Jun 2010
approved 30 January 1976 See also:


Description of banner:
It is a yellow - red - yellow vertical triband with ratio 1:3:1. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.481
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Jun 2010

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The golden(=yellow) shield is divided by a red bar. Above is a red capital "W", below an "O"
According to source yellow and red had been the colours of the bishopric of Münster. "WO" is an abbreviation of Wigbold Olfen and had been the distinguishing mark in the arms of the sovereigns, the bishops of Münster.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.193
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Jun 2010

Banner and coat of arms were approved by Regierungspräsident Münster on 30 January 1976.

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