Geldern (kreis)

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GELDERN (GEL)

State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
Incorporated into : 1974 Kleve

Wappen von Geldern (kreis)/Arms of Geldern (kreis)
Official blazon
German
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Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on August 31, 1929.

The arms are a combination of the arms of Geldern and Jülich.
The Gold lion of the Dukes of Geldern was combined with the black lion of Jülich after the latter aqcuired Geldern in the 14th century. The combination of the lions appears already in the 14th century. The arms are identical to the arms of the Dutch province of Gelderland, which was created from another large part of the former Duchy of Geldern.

Wappen von Geldern (kreis)

Postal cancellation 1949

Literature: Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.


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