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City of Oberhausen (Germany)

Stadt Oberhausen, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[City of Oberhausen flag] 5:2  image by Stefan Schwoon, 26 Feb 2001 See also:

City of Oberhausen

Blue-white with the arms.
Sources: flag from Staack 1997, arms from Stadler 1972, p.74 (the mural crown I added myself, based on some poor quality image I found in Internet). The statutes of the city (Hauptsatzung), available at the city website just say that the flag is divided blue and white along the long side.
Stefan Schwoon, 26 Feb 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website: Oberhausen grew from a unimportant village to a large industrial town in the last century and became a city in 1874. The arms show the symbols for mining (hammer and mallet), trade (stick of Mercury) and industry (tools and gear). The arms were granted in 1888 by King William I of Prussia. The original colours of the first quarter (black and white, the Prussian colours) were replaced in 1952.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.74
Santiago Dotor, 21 Dec 2001

Plain Flag reported 1972

[City of Oberhausen horizontal flag] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 26 Feb 2001

The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over white horizontal bicolour. The flag was used since 1952.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.74
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jul 2007

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