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Municipality of Merzenich (Germany)

Gemeinde Merzenich, Kreis Düren, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Merzenich banner]   image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Nov 2011
approved 23 June 1978 See also:

Banner

Description of banner:
It is a red banner. At the top is a golden (= yellow) double headed eagle topped by a label of the same colour having four flaps.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of the municipality of Merzenich version 12 December 1984, updated 21 December 1995. According to source there is only a banner.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Nov 2011

Meaning:
According to source the eagle is known from seals since 1447. The label was added later. The fess as part of the label is symbolizing the lords Stach of Golzheim, the flaps are representing the four former muncipalities that formed Merzenich.
Source: Nagel 1986
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Nov 2011

The banner and was approved by Regierungspräsident Köln on 23 June 1978, the coat of arms on 24 October 1975.


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