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Düren County (Germany)

Kreis Düren, Nordrhein-Westfalen

Last modified: 2020-05-23 by klaus-michael schneider
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Düren County

Düren County Flag

It is an 8-stripes flag, divided by alternating yellow and blue horizontal stripes. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: 2(3) of Hauptsatzung of Düren County, version 11 November 2009
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Aug 2011

Düren County old Flag


[Düren County old flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 May 2020

It was a horizontal 4-stripes flag with alternating yellow and blue stripes. The coat of arms was shifted to the hoist.
Source: letter from NRW Main State Archive to Dieter Linder<7i> on 9 November 1999, image based on painting of Falko Schmidt
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 May 2020

Düren County Coat of Arms

Shield is parted per fess, above Or a demi-lion rampant issuant Sable tongued Gules, beneath Azure a sheet of paper Argent superimposed by a black initial "D".
Meaning:
According to source the lion is taken from the arms of the Dukes of Jülich. They gained control over the nowadays county district's territory between 1177 and 1423. In 1246 the free imperial city of Düren was mortgaged to the Dukes of Jülich. The "D" is symbolising Düren, the sheet of paper turns out, that in the 16th century the region of Düren was famous for its paper manufacturing all over the world.
Source: Stadler 1964, p.28
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Aug 2011

The coat of arms was approved on 19 June 1942 by Prussian Minister of State. The old flag was approved on 4 June 1958. The new flag was approved on 27 October 1972.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 May 2020


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