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Ruhr Region (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)

Kommunalverband Ruhrgebiet

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[Kommunalverband Ruhrgebiet (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)]
by Marcus Schmöger

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Höhere Kommunalverbände (higher communal associations) in North Rhine-Westphalia are a difficult subject, as their territories partially overlap. The Kommunalverband Ruhrgebiet was created in 1979 as a successor to the Siedlungsverband Ruhrkohlenbezirk, founded in 1920, and contains territories of both the Landschaftsverband Rheinland and the Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe. Since 1985 it uses a logo showing an outline of the territory in the North Rhine-Westphalian colours, but in reverse order. This logo is also placed on a plain white flag.


  • Dieter Linder, The "Höhere Kommunalverbände" in Germany, oral presentation during the 19th International Congress of Vexillology at York (23-27 July 2001) (with permission from the author)
  • Kommunalverband Ruhrgebiet website

Marcus Schmöger, 15 October 2001