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Municipality of Alpen (Germany)

Gemeinde Alpen, Kreis Wesel, Northrhine-Westphalia

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[Alpen banner]   image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Jul 2010
approved 14 January 1971 See also:


Description of banner:
It is an armorial banner, but the eagle is slightly shifted to the top.
Source: 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of the municipality of Alpen, version 19 November 2004, updated 27 September 2008
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Jul 2010

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
It is a 12-stripes shield divided by alternating golden (=yellow) and red horizontal stripes (i.e. eleven times divided per fess into golden and red). The bars are superimposed by a black eagle, armed red and tongued black.
According to source the eagle is symbolizing the rule of a branch of the counts of Neuenahr. The bars are based upon a district of Köln (German: Erbvogtei Köln)
Source: Stadler 1972, p.18
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Jul 2010

Banner and coat of arms were approved by Regierungspräsident Düsseldorf on 14 January 1971.

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