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Municipality of Borchen (Germany)

Gemeinde Borchen, Kreis Paderborn, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Borchen flag] 3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Jun 2010
approved 17 September 1975 See also:

Current Flag

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a light blue over yellow over light blue horizontal triband with ratio 1:3:1. The coat of arms is in the blue stripe and shifted to the hoist.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.353
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Jun 2010

Banner

[Borchen banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Jun 2010

Description of banner:
It is a light blue - yellow - light blue vertical triband with ratio 1:3:1. The coat of arms is in the blue stripe and shifted to the top.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.353
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Jun 2010

Coat of arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a golden(=yellow) shield is a b-shaped(lower case) black graphic, divided by four white lines into five parallel black lines. At the top of the objekt a black cross is inserted and the central stripes are slighly longer. The object is superimposing a sinister bendy blue wavy line which is split up by a yellow line of the same kind in the upper sinister field.
Meaning:
According to source The "b" is symbolizing Borchen, the black lines the five mmunicipalities which formed Borchen. The cross symbolizes that the municipality belonged to archbishopric of Paderborn. The head of the "b" is symbolizing the tower of St.Michael's church in former municipality of Kirchborchen. The wavy lines are symbolizing the merging of the creeks Alme and Altenau within the municipality's territory. The information is taken from municipality's website.
Source: municipality's website
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Jun 2010

Flag, banner and coat of arms were approved by Regierungspräsident Detmold on 17 September 1975.


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