Last modified: 2001-12-21 by santiago dotor
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by Eugene Baldwin
Hamm is east of Düsseldorf and south of Münster.
Eugene Baldwin, 19 November 1998
Hamm has 180,000 inhabitants.
Kai A. Hamm, 23 June 2000
The chequered stripe is taken from the arms. From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:
Hamm was founded in 1226 by Adolf I, Count of the Mark, and later became the capital of the County of the Mark. In 1263 the village received city rights (...). Around 1275 the arms of the Counts was changed to the chequered fess. The city subsequently started to use the new arms in its seals since 1297. The new arms became the lesser arms of the city until 1875, when it became the official arms. The arms were reconfirmed in 1909 and 1934.
Literature: Stadler 1964-1971.
Santiago Dotor, 20 December 2001