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City of Siegen (Germany)

Stadt Siegen, Kreis Siegen-Wittgenstein, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Siegen flag] 3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Jul 2010
approved 20 August 1975 See also:

Current Flag

Description of flag:
It is a blue over orange horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.516
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Jul 2010

Banner

[Siegen banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Jul 2010

Description of banner:
It is a blue - orange vertical bicolour, the coat of amrs is, according to image in source nearly at the top of the banner.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.516
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Jul 2010

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a silver(=white) shield is a red, embattled wall, superimposed at either side by torrets of the same colour having triangular roofs. The wall has an open gate. In the gate stands a Gothic triangular blue inescutcheon, showing a golden(=yellow) rampant lion, armed and tongued red. Upon the wall stands the torso of a bishop, dressed blue with a blue mitre and holding a golden(=yellow) crozier in his right hand and an open book in his left hand.
Meaning:
According to source the arms are based upon the image from the city's main seal from 1270. The inescutcheon is representing the counts of Nassau, the bishop alludes to the archbishop of Köln, who had to cede in 1224 half of his rights related to the city to the counts of Nassau.
Source: : Veddeler 2003, p.230
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Jul 2010

Flag, banner and coat of arms were approved by Regierungspräsident Arnsberg on 20 August 1975.


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