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Saarlouis City (Germany)

Stadt Saarlouis, Landkreis Saarlouis, Saarland

Last modified: 2020-03-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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Saarlouis City

Saarlouis City Flag

It is a white monocolour with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Mar 2020

Saarlouis City Banner

[Saarlouis city banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Mar 2020

It is a white monocolour with arms shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Mar 2020

Saarlouis City Coat of Arms

French shield Argent, a radiant sun Or, accompanied at dexter by an embowed cloud Argent, chief Azure charged with three fleur-de-lis Or.
Meaning:
The city developed between 1680 and 1686, quasi as an appendix of the French fortress. The complete arms are crested by a mural crown with two grain ears, all Or, and in base surrounded by two wreaths of laurel Vert with 20 red berries in total, and a scroll with the motto "DISSIPAT ATQUE FOVET" (English: "He dissipates and heats"). The arms are based on the first local seal from 1683. Though the arms are not considered to be a moment of heraldic glory, they survived nearly all political changes. The arms changed in details as colour of the cloud (of Azure and Argent) and sun, which sometimes is depicted with face, sometimes with different shape and number of rays.
Source: Stadler 1966, p.76
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Mar 2020

The arms were granted by King Louis XIV of France in 1683. Abolished and replaced in 1937 the arms were restored in 1945.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Mar 2020


Saarlautern City (1936 - 1945)

[Saarlautern City (1936 - 1945) CoA] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Mar 2020

Saarlautern City Coat of Arms

Saarlouis was renamed to Saarlautern on 1 January 1936, on 1 April 1936 Fraulautern was incorporated. The city had no proper flag, but different arms as follows. Shield Gules, issuant from base an embattled wall Argent masoned Gules, in chief an impending eagle Argent, upon his breast a diamond Gules charged with a swastika Argent.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Mar 2020


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