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City of Tönisvorst (Germany)

Tönisvorst, Kreis Viersen, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Tönisvorst flag] 3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Aug 2011
approved 22 June 1976 See also:

Current Flag

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Tönisvorst, version 5 May 1999, updated 4 February 2010
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Aug 2011

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per chausee into blue and silve (= white). The upper blue field is superimposed by a golden (= yellow) capital "T".
According to source n 1970 the municipalities of St.Tönis and Vorst had been united forming the greater municipality (Großgemeinde) of Tönisvorst, which gained city rights on 26 April 1979. The "T" is representing St.Tönis, where St.Anthony should have dwelled as a hermit . The "T" is known as so called Antonius-cross. Furthermore it's the initial letter of Tönis. The v-shaped pile is representing Vorst and its initial letter.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.107
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Aug 2011

Flag and coat of arms were approved by Regierungspräsident Düsseldorf on 22 June 1976.

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