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City of Langenfeld (Germany)

Stadt Langenfeld, Kreis Mettmann, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Langenfeld flag centred CoA] 3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Nov 2011 See also:

Flag according to Hauptsatzung

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a green over white over green horizontal triband. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Langenfeld, version 19 December 2008
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Nov 2011

Flag Variant with off-centred Coat of Arms

[Langenfeld flag off-centred CoA] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Nov 2011

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. The ratio is 3:5. It is a green over white over green horizontal triband. The coat of arms is shifted to the hoist.
Source: construction of sheet of flagmaker, ordered by the city

Banner

[Langenfeld banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Nov 2011

Description of banner:
It is a green - white - green vertical triband. The coat of arms is in the centre of the banner.
photo sent by the city on 3 October 2011 by Mrs. Sabrina Kempny, a tiny image of the banner also can be seen on the "service for citizens" subpage of the city's webpage.
Please note, that the city only uses banners, but there are flags, ordered by the city in order to sell them to the citizens , e.g. for use in allotment gardens.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Nov 2011

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a silver (=white) shield, is a red, rampant, double queued lion crowned, armed and tongued blue. In the green chief is a golden (=yellow) postal horn with a blue cord.
Meaning:
According to source the lion is symbolizing the counts of Berg, the former rulers, who owned the area. The horn symbolizes the fact that the town grew around a major post station of the Thurn und Taxis postal service in the 18th century. The station was situated on a major crossroads Köln-Düsseldorf and Solingen-Hitdorf. The green colour is symbolizing the rural character of the city in former times.
Sources: Stadler 1972, p.63 and 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Langenfeld, version 19 December 2008
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Nov 2011

Although Langenfeld gained city rights in 1948, according to source the coat of arms was approved to the rural commune of Langenfeld already on 26 July 1939 by Oberpräsident of Prussian Rhineprovince (information provided by Marco Klatt, city archive, on 10 Nov 2011). There is no information given about approval of the banner or flag.


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