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Koblenz City (Germany)

Stadt Koblenz, Rheinland-Pfalz

Last modified: 2023-03-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Koblenz city flag] 3:5 image by Stefan Schwoon, 28 Feb 2001
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Koblenz City

Koblenz Flag

It is an armourial flag (banner of arms).
Source: Staack 1997
Stefan Schwoon, 28 Feb 2001

Koblenz Banner

[Koblenz city banner] 3:1 image by Stefan Schwoon, modified by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Apr 2012

It is a banner of arms.
Source: image based on photo of Dagmar Holzäpfel, flag was spotted by her on 1 October 2011
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Apr 2012

Koblenz Coat of Arms

Shield Argent parted by a centred cross Gules, in centre superimposed by a Marian crown Or.
In the 13th century the present arms appear first. The cross on the arms is derived from the arms of the Archbishopric of Trier, to which the city belonged at the time. The crown is described as a Marian Crown, St. Mary being the patron saint of the city. The only time the city used other arms was during the occupation under Napoleon I. In 1810 arms were granted with two wavy bends in the lower half joining in the middle (for Confluentia, as in Koblenz the Mosel and Rhine rivers join). After the defeat of the occupants the old arms were restored.
Source: Stadler 1966, p.39
Santiago Dotor, 27 Dec 2001

According to Gunnar Staack there exists no official city flag of Koblenz. The information had been given to him by Central Services Department (Hauptamt) on 30 May 2001.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Apr 2012

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