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Hessen, Hesse State, Land Hessen

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[Hesse (Germany)] 3:5
by Mark Sensen, coat-of-arms by Mario Fabretto
Flag adopted 31 December 1949

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State Flag


The state flag is red on white with the arms in the middle. The flag for official cars has bigger arms in the middle. Proportions 3:5. [Illustrated at the top of this page.]

Pascal Vagnat, 19 December 1995

Like Landesflagge, but with the crowned arms (with leaf crown) Adopted 31 December 1949. Illustrated in Smith 1975 p. 227.

Norman Martin, April 1998

Civil Flag


[Civil Flag (Hesse, Germany)] 3:5
by Zeljko Heimer

The Land flag is red on white. Proportions 3:5.

Pascal Vagnat, 19 December 1995

Prime Minister


[Prime Minister (Hesse, Germany)] 1:1
by Jaume Ollé, coat-of-arms by Mario Fabretto

Order of 26 November 1949 (Geset[z] und Verodnungsblatt 1949 p. 171): government service flag [in] square [form] is used by president, state minister, state secretary and presidents of the district government. In triangle [form] is [used] by the state advisers.

Order 14 October 1955: adopted flag for the minister president: square white flag with red border with the arms in center (30 × 30 [cm], border 5.5 [cm]). Confirmed 1 April 1970 and 22 March 1977. Source: Roger Harmignies, article in Vexilla Belgica, issue 11, 1987.

Jaume Ollé, 29 July 1999

There are several things wrong there. The Ministerpräsident uses the flag described in the second paragraph. The other flag is not square but has the proportions 21 × 35 cm (the German text can be misleading, because rechteckig mean rectangular and not square) and is used only by the minister of the Land (called here in German Staatsminister), the chief of the state chancellery (not the state secretary, which is something different) and the presidents of the Regierungsbezirke [districts]. The presidents of the circles (Landräte, not state advisers!) use the service flag but triangular 21 × 35 cm. Also, 14th October 1955 is the date of the cabinet decision. The order was approved by minister[ial] decision on 2nd December 1955.

Source: personal and legal archives, with legislation and official documents from the German Länder, as well as the informations of Jürgen Rimann, the best German specialist for all the car flags in the world and a very reliable source.

Pascal Vagnat, 1 August 1999

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