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Halle upon Saale City (Germany)

Stadt Halle an der Saale, Saxony-Anhalt

Last modified: 2018-08-13 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Halle (Saale) flag] 3:5 image by Stefan Schwoon, 16 Feb 2001 See also:

Halle (Saale) City

Halle (Saale) Flag

It is a red over white bicolour with centred arms.
Sources: Günther 1996a and Staack 1997
Stefan Schwoon, 16 Feb 2001

Halle (Saale) Banner

[Halle (Saale) flag] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 16 Feb 2001

However the banner is white-red with arms shifted to the top. Günther 1996a points out that this (erroneous) swapping of colours between flag and banner versions happens in several cities in Saxony-Anhalt.
Sources: Günther 1996a and Staack 1997
Stefan Schwoon, 16 Feb 2001

Halle (Saale) Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, above a 6-point star Gules in a crescent recumbent Gules, beneath a smaller 6-point star Gules.
Meaning:
Halle became a city in the 14th century. Before this two councils ruled the area, the 'mountain council' or Berggericht and the 'valley council' or Talgericht. Both already used the crescent and some stars in their seals, dating from the early 14th century. The oldest seal of the city itself dates from the end of the 14th century and shows St. Mary with child on a throne. On both sides of the throne and below it, there are three shields with the present arms. The arms have not changed ever since.
Sources: H. Papendieck: "Die Wappen der Landkreise und kreisfreien Städte des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt", Landesarchiv Magdeburg, 1996, Günther 1996a and Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Santiago Dotor, 3 Dec 2001 and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Aug 2018


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