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Gütersloh County (Germany)

Landkreis Gütersloh, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Gütersloh County banner]   image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Nov 2007
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Gütersloh county

Gütersloh county was formed 1 January 1973. It comprises the formerly independent county of Halle und Wiederbrück, as well as the city of Harsewinkel from the old county of Warendorf and the municipality of Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock from the former county of Bielefeld. Seat became in 1997 the city of Gütersloh, which replaced in that function the cities of Halle (Westf.) and Rheda-Wiedenbrück.
Source: county website.

Horizontal Flag

[Gütersloh County flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Nov 2007
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Banner reported 1984

[Gütersloh County banner 1984] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Nov 2007

Description of 1984 version:
The banner doesn't completely match the description as given by Veddeler 2003. In the 1984 version the shades are darker, especially the yellow has a touch of orange. The coat of arms is only slightly shifted to the top and the ratio between the stripes is estimated 1:4:1.
Source: I spotted this flag on St.Michael's fun fair in GŁtersloh on 29 September 1984, this day being St.Michael's day according to German Catholic Saint's calendar.
Klaus-Michael Schneider; 26 May 2010

Coat of Arms

Additions : 1973 Halle, Wiedenbrück
The arms were granted on 12 September 1974.
The upper part shows the chevrons derived from the County of Ravensberg and part of the arms of the former district of Halle. The wheel is derivedfrom the arms of the Bishops of Osnabrück, who owned several estates in the district. The lower part shows the eagle of the County of Rietberg. The former district Wiedenbrück was for a large part based in the former Rietberg county.
Literature : Linder and Olzog, 1996.
Source: Ralf Hartemink. Jarig Bakker, after 11 Nov 2007

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