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City of Voerde (Germany)

Stadt Voerde, Kreis Wesel, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Voerde banner]   image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Jul 2010
approved 15 May 1957 See also:

Banner

Description of banner:
It is a red - yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of a white bannerhead.
Source: 2(1)/3 of Hauptsatzung of the city of Voerde, version 27 December 1994, updated 7 July 2010
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Jul 2010

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess. Above in a black field is a golden (=yellow) 6-spokes demi-wheel, below in a red field is the lower part of a silver (=white) inescutcheon superimposed by a golden (=yellow) demi-escarbuncle having in total eight beams (aka as Glevenrad).
Meaning:
According to source the wheel is symbolizing the lordship of Voerde, which had been upgraded into a "Herrlichkeit" in 17th century. The wheel is a simplification of the arms of the lords of Syberg. They erected in 1668 the local castle in its current form. The lower part is symbolizing the dukes of Kleve.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.95
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Jul 2010

The banner was approved by minister of interior of Northrhine-Westphalia on 15 May 1957, the coat of arms already on 18 October 1951.


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