State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
District (Kreis) : Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis (until 1975 Rhein-Wupper Kreis)
Additions : 1873 Dorfhonnschaft, Niederwermelskirchen, Oberhonnschaft; 1975 Dabringhausen, Dhünn
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The arms were granted on March 3, 1897.
The colours of the three fields are taken from the three areas to which the municipality historically belonged; silver and green from the arms of the Prussian Rhineprovince, silver and black for Prussia, and red and silver for the County of Berg (in silver a red lion, armed blue).
The three images represent the three (original) villages in 1897 : Eich (canting=oak), Schwanen (canting=swans) and Wermelskirchen (Kirche=church).
The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
The arms on a special cancellation 1977
Partnership with Loches and Saint Andrews
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Literature: Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.
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