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Municipality of Blankenheim (Germany)

Gemeinde Blankenheim, Kreis Euskirchen, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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Banner

Description of banner:
It is a black - yellow - black vertical triband with ratio 1:4:1. The coat of arms without shield is in the yellow stripe and slightly shifted to the top.
Source: 2(4) of Hauptsatzung of the municipality of Blankenheim, version 22 October 1999, updated 1 November 2010
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Dec 2011

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a golden (= yellow) field is a black, rampant lion, armed and tongued red. The lion is superimposed by a red label with four flaps.
Meaning:
According to source the arms are those of the counts of Blankenheim. These arms appear already on the first seal from 1380. The shield is held by St. Margartha and St. George. The arms remained more or less the same since the 14th century.
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Dec 2011

The coat of arms were approved to Blankenheim subcounty (Amt) in 1935 and to the municipality in 1971.


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