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Gelterkinden commune (Baselland canton, Switzerland)

Last modified: 2023-11-25 by martin karner
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[Flag of Gelterkinden] image by Pascal Gross/António Martins

Trierced per pale, Azure, Argent and Gules.
Željko Heimer, 23 December 1999

I bet people mistake this for being the flag of France.
Elias Granqvist, 23 November 2023

You're right, we have Swiss communal emblems which show the French tricolor as an estimation for the French Revolution. But that's not the case with Gelterkinden.
From the communal website: "The straight Gelterkinder coat of arms corresponds to the French tricolor. However, it is significantly older than the flag of France and represents the shield of the Froburg ministerial family of the Lords of Gelterkinden. These were first attested in 1237. The last known, Cunrat von Gelterchingen, died in 1308 as canon of Werd in Aargau. At the suggestion of the subcommittee for municipal coats of arms, the coat of arms described above was adopted as the official emblem of Gelterkinden by a municipal council resolution in February 1944." (source)
Martin Karner, 23 November 2023