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Paderborn County (Germany)

Kreis Paderborn, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Paderborn County flag] 3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Nov 2007
adopted 22 July 1975 See also:

Paderborn county

Description of flag:
The flags ratio is 3:5. It is a red over white horizontal bicolour with the county's coat of arms shifted to the hoist.
Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by a blue fessy wavy line. The chief shows a red cross in a silver (=white) field. The base shows a red indented chevron (German: Rautensparren) in a silver (=white) field. It is a chevron built from seven odd lozenges (you need a lot of fantasy to recognize them).
Meaning:
The cross is taken from the coat of arms of the archbishopric of Paderborn. The rhombic chevron is taken from that one of the Lords of Büren, whose dominion became part of the archbishopric in 1660. It was also part of the coat of arms of former Büren county. The wavy line turns out that there exist rich water resources within the county.
Authorized: 22 July 1975 by Regierungspräsident Detmold
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.315
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Nov 2007

Banner

[Paderborn County banner] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Nov 2007
adopted 22 Jul 1975

Description of banner:
It is a red and white vertical bicolour with the count's coat of arms shifted to the top.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Nov 2007


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