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Municipality of Elsdorf (Germany)

Gemeinde Elsdorf, Rhein-Erft-Kreis, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Elsdorf flag] 3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Jan 2012
approved 13 December 1976 See also:

Current Flag

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a green over white over green horizontal triband with ratio 1:4:1. The coat of arms is in the central stripe and shifted to the hoist.
Source: §2(2) of Hauptsatzung of the municipality of Elsdorf, version 26 February 1998
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Jan 2012

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The silver (= white) shield is divided by a black fess. Above is a red, issuant wolfhead, below a green trefoil and a golden (=yellow) acorn with two green leaves of oak tree.
Meaning:
According to source Elsdorf is situated in the historical Kuzziggau, named after the brothers von Kuzzde in the middle ages. Wolf and bar are taken from the arms of the Kuzzde kin. The lower part is symbolizing forestry in the municipality.
Sources: Nagel 1986 and §2(1) of Hauptsatzung of the municipality of Elsdorf, version 26 February 1998
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Jan 2012

Flag and coat of arms were approved by Regierungspräsident Köln on 13 December 1976.


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