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Coesfeld County (Germany)

Kreis Coesfeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen

Last modified: 2020-05-22 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Coesfeld county flag] 3:5  image by Stefan Schwoon, 11 Mar 2001 See also:

Coesfeld County

Coesfeld is in Nordrhein-Westfalen in the district (Regierungsbezirk) of Münster. In 1975, as part of the municipal reform, the previous counties of Coesfeld and Lüdinghausen were united to form the current county of Coesfeld. After the union with Lüdinghausen new arms and a new flag were adopted. The public records of the district of Münster describe the flag and the banner.
Source: information provided by Falko Schmidt
Stefan Schwoon, 11 Mar 2001

Coesfeld County Flag

It is a yellow-red-yellow horizontal triband in proportions 1:3:1 with the arms in the middle of the red stripe placed into the upper half.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.305
Stefan Schwoon, 11 Mar 2001

Coesfeld County Banner

[Coesfeld county banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider,

It is a yellow-red-yellow vertical triband in proportions 1:3:1 with the arms in the red stripe.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.305
Stefan Schwoon, 11 Mar 2001

Coesfeld County Flag (1956 - 1979)

[Coesfeld county flag (1956 - 1979)] 1:1 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Nov 2007

The old county of Coesfeld had an armourial flag (banner of arms).
Stefan Schwoon, 11 Mar 2001 and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Nov 2007

Coesfeld County Banner (1956 - 1979)

[Coesfeld county banner (1956 - 1979)] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Nov 2007

It was a yellow and red vertical bicolour with the arms without shield as bannerhead.
Source: Veddeler 2003, pp.70-71
Stefan Schwoon, 11 Mar 2001 and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Nov 2007

Coesfeld County Bicolour (1972 - 1979)

[Coesfeld county bicolour (1972 - 1979)] 1:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 May 2020

It was a yellow-red horizontal bicolour with centred arms from 1956.
Source: letter from county administration to Falko Schmidt on 10 January 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 May 2020

Coesfeld County Coat of Arms

The shield is divided per pale. The dexter side shows in a red field St.Liudger vested in silver (=white) accompanied by a golden (=yellow) goose. The sinister side has a red bar in a golden (=yellow) field.
Meaning:
The bishop is St. Liudger (born 742(?)), he was missionary of the Frisian and Saxonian tribes. The goose was his attribute, for it is said that he saved the region from damages caused by wild geese. Liudger died in 809 and was buried in Billerbeck which is located within the county. The red bar in the golden field is the coat of arms of the Bishopric of Münster. The new arms were granted on 15 October 1979. The arms combine elements from the old arms [St. Liudger and the Münster arms] with the bell taken from the arms of the former Lüdinghausen county arms.
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage, Linder and Olzog 1996 and Veddeler 2003, pp.70-71
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Nov 2007

Coesfeld County Coat of Arms (1956 - 1979)

Shield is parted per pale, at dexter Gules a bishop Argent accompanied by a goose Or, at sinister Or a fess Gules.
Meaning:
The dexter half shows St. Liudger, the most important missionary under the German and Frisian tribes in the 8th century, and founder of the diocese of Münster. He is buried in Billerbeck in the district. The sinister half shows the arms of the Bishopric of Münster, as the county historically belonged to Münster.
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage and Stadler 1972, p.24
Santiago Dotor, 14 Feb 2002

Flag, banner and arms were approved on 15 Oct 1979 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Münster. The old symbols were approved on 8 August 1956 by Minister of Interior of Nordrhein-Westfalen. The horizontal bicolour was made in 1972 and probably used unofficially without approval.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Nov 2007


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