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Rhein-Sieg County (Germany)

Rhein-Sieg-Kreis, Nordrhein-Westfalen

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[Rhein-Sieg County flag] 3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 June 2011 See also:

Rhein-Sieg County

Rhein-Sieg County Flag

It is a red over white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: 2(3) of Hauptsatzung of Rhein-Sieg Kreis, version 28 April 2008
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 June 2011

Sieg County Flag (1955 - 1969)

[Siegkreis County banner] 3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider,

It was a red over white horizontal bicolour with arms shifted to the hoist and thus basically the same flag as that of its successor.
Source: letter from county administration of Rhein-Sieg County to Falko Schmidt on 27 August 1999
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 May 2020

Rhein-Sieg County Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, a double queued lion rampant Gules, crowned, armed and tongued Azure, leaning his left arm upon a silver on an inescutcheon Argent parted by a cross sable and holding a sword flambant Or by his right forepaw.
Meaning:
The lion is symbolising the Duchy of Berg. The major part of the county belonged to the Bergian dominions. The cross is symbolising the Archbishopric and Electorate of Köln, which ruled over Königswinter and parts of Siebengebirge mountains. The sword is an attribute of St.Michael and symbolising the Abbey of the Order of Benedictines, which existed from 1064 to 1803 on the Michaelsberg in Siegburg under direct imperial rule. 1914 in this place again a monastery was established.
Source: Stadler 1964, p.83
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 June 2011

Flag and arms were approved to the Sieg Countyon 26 May 1955 by Minister of Interior of Nordrhein-Westfalen and later adopted by the Rhein-Sieg County.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 June 2011


Bonn County (until 1969)

Bonn County Flag (1953 - 1969)


[Bonn county flag (1953 - 1969)] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 May 2020

It was a horizontal 5-stripes flag of alternating white and black stripes with ratio approx. 1:5:20:5:1. The coat of arms is in the middle of the central stripe.
Source: letter from county administration of Rhein-Sieg County to Falko Schmidt on 27 August 1999
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 May 2020

Bonn County Coat of Arms

Shield enhanced parted per fess; above Argent parted by a cross Sable; beneath parted per pale; at dexter Or a sinister facing lion rampant Sable, armed and tongued Gules; at sinister Argent a double queued lion rampant Gules, crowned, armed and tongued Azure.
Meaning:
All quarters are representing former rulers. The cross represents the Archbishops of Köln, whose residence had been in Bonn until 1794, the black lion the Dukes of Jülich and the red lion the Dukes of Berg.
Source: Stadler 1964, p.20
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 May 2020

The flag was approved 24 August 1953 and the arms on 19 May 1949 by Minister of Interior of Nordrhein-Westfalen. The symbols were abolished on 31 July 1969, when the county became a part of Rhein-Sieg County and a few of its municipalities were incorporated into the city of Bonn.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 May 2020


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