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Wurster Nordseeküste (Germany)

Gemeinde Wurster Nordseeküste, Kreis Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2016-11-05 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Wurster Nordseeküste municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 28 Jan 2016 See also:

Introduction of Wurster Nordseeküste

On 1 January 2015 the comprehensive municipality of Land Wursten and the municipality of Nordholz merged due to financial problems of the former municipalities. Dorum remained seat of the newly established municipality.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Nov 2016


Municipality of Wurster Nordseeküste

Wurster Nordseeküste Municipal Flag

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a green over white horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Sources: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Wurster Nordseeküste, version 20 January 2015 and this online flag catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Jan 2016

Wurster Nordseeküste Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per pale. The dexter side displays in a golden (= yellow field) a black demi-eagle couped per pale, armed and tongued red. The sinister side displays seven golden (= yellow) trefoils ordered 2:2:2:1 in a green field. Above the trefoils the field is divided by a silver (= white) fess wavy.
Meaning:
The eagle is typical for many arms in Friesland and is symbolizing that the area belongs to the Wursten Region, which had been settled by Frisians since the 6th century. The trefoil is representing former Land Wursten comprehensive municipality, the fir tree is representing Nordholz municipality. Both merged in 2015. The green colour is symbolizing agriculture. The fess is symbolizing the riches of waters: little rivers, creeks and canals. Green and white are the traditional colours of the Frisians in Wursten.
Source: 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Wurster Nordseeküste, version 20 January 2015
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Jan 2016


Municipality of Cappel (- 2014)

Cappel Municipal Flag

[Cappel municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2013

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a green over white horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: 1(2) of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Cappel, version 27 February 2002
Klaus-Michael Schneider,

Cappel Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a blue shield is a silver (= white) church, standing on top of a green hill.
Meaning:
The arms display the local parish church, dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul. A chapel had been built in the 12th century, since the 13th century an extended church stood on an island (Wurt). The tower was added in the 15th century and was also used as a navigation mark. The building was destroyed by fire in 1810 but re-erected during the following years. Green and white are the traditional colours of the Frisians in Wursten.
Source: Landkreis Wesermünde (editor): "Wappen des Landkreises Wesermünde" ; Bremerhaven 1973
Klaus-Michael Schneider,


Municipality of Dorum (- 2014)

Dorum Municipal Flag

[Dorum municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2013

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a green over white horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: 1(2) of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Dorum, version 28 February 2002
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2013

Dorum Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per pale. The dexter side displays in a silver (= white) field a black demi-eagle couped per pale, armed and tongued red. The sinister side displays in a golden (=yellow) field a black bishop with mitre and crozier, sitting on a black chair. The sinister half has a green base, superimposed by a silver (= white) trefoil.
Meaning:
The demi-eagle is symbolizing Dorum as capital of the Frisian territory of Wursten. The bishop is St. Urban, patron saint of the local parish church. The trefoil and the green colour are symbolizing agriculture. Green and white are the traditional colours of the Frisians in Wursten.
Source: Landkreis Wesermünde (editor): "Wappen des Landkreises Wesermünde" ; Bremerhaven 1973
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2013


Municipality of Midlum (- 2014)

Midlum Municipal Flag

[Midlum municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2013

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a green over white over green horizontal triband with ratio approx. 2:11:2. The coat of arms is in the middle of the white stripe.
Source: 1(2) of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Midlum, version 7 May 2002
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2013

Midlum Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In the middle of the green shield is a silver (= white) crozier issuant, flanked by two golden (= yellow) ears of grain and topped by scales of the same colour.
Meaning:
The crozier is symbolizing that Midlum in the Middle Ages belonged to a local monastery, which was later moved to Altenwalde and Neuenwalde. The monastery played a major role in the development of the area. Midlum also had been an important marketplace, which is symbolized by the scales. The two ears are symbolizing agriculture as the main business line. Green and white are the traditional colours of the Frisians in Wursten.
Source: Landkreis Wesermünde (editor): "Wappen des Landkreises Wesermünde" ; Bremerhaven 1973
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2013


Municipality of Misselwarden (- 2014)

Misselwarden Municipal Flag

[Misselwarden municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2013

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a green over white horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: 1(2) of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Misselwarden, version 5 June 2002
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2013

Misselwarden Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a blue shield is a golden (= yellow) bell nearing the date "1459".
Meaning:
The bell is named "Gloriosa", is part of the local parish church, dedicated to St. Catherine, and had beem founded by Ghert Klinghe in 1459.
Source: Landkreis Wesermünde (editor): "Wappen des Landkreises Wesermünde" ; Bremerhaven 1973
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2013


Municipality of Mulsum (- 2014)

Mulsum Municipal Flag

[Mulsum municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2013

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a green over white horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: 1(3) of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Mulsum, version 19 March 2002
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2013

Mulsum Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a red shield is a silver (= white) church with port and windows golden (= yellow) at the front. The church is a ccompanied by an upright silver (= white) battle axe and a date "1524" in silver (= white) digits.
Meaning:
The arms are symbolizing the local battle of 1524 between the Archbishop of Bremen and the local mercenaries, which had their stronghold in the local church. The locals were completely defeated by the troops of the archbishop and afterwards the complete region was depredated by the bishop's men. Thus the colours of the victor, i.e. Bremen had been chosen. The colours of the sheet - green and white - are the traditional colours of the Frisians in Wursten.
Source: Landkreis Wesermünde (editor): "Wappen des Landkreises Wesermünde" ; Bremerhaven 1973
Klaus-Michael Schneider 26 Nov 2013,


Municipality of Nordholz (- 2014)

Nordholz Municipal Flag

[Nordholz municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 30 Jan 2016

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a green over white horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: this online flag catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Jan 2016

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Shield parted per pale, in dexter half a fir tree Argent, in sinister half a winged propeller Argent, base parted per bend sinister into Argent over green, each field charged with a clover leaf in counter changed colours.
Meaning:
Green and white are the traditional colours of the Frisians in Wursten.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Jan 2016


Municipality of Padingbüttel (- 2014)

Padingbüttel Municipal Flag

[Padingbüttel municipal flag]
3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2013
[Padingbüttel municipal flag #2]
3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 28 Jan 2016
   

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a green over white horizontal bicolour (left image). A variant (right image) is a flag with three horizontal stripes of equal width, green over white over green. In both cases the coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Sources: information provided by mayor Mr. Helwig Tepke and this online flag catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2013 / 28 Jan 2016

Padingbüttel Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per pale. The dexter side displays in a green field three silver (= white) trefoils ordered 2:1. The sinister side displays displays in a silver (= white) field a black, sinister facing demi-eagle couped per pale, crowned and armed golden , tongued red and with red claw ends.
Meaning:
The arms are derived from those of dyke reeve Eibe Siade Johans (1659 - 1720). The demi-eagle is symbolizing Padingbüttel as a part of Wursten. The trefoils are symbolizing the historical quarters: the northern, upper and southern quarter (/order-, Ober- Süderquartier). Green and white are the traditional colours of the Frisians in Wursten.
Source: information provided by mayor Mr. Helwig Tepke
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2013


Municipality of Wremen (- 2014)

Wremen Municipal Flag

[Wremen municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2013

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a green over white over green horizontal triband with ratio approx. 1:4:1. The coat of arms is in the middle of the white stripe.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database, based upon entry in Main State Archive Hannover
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2013

Wremen Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per pale. The dexter side displays in a silver (= white) field a black demi-eagle couped per pale, armed and tongued red. The sinister side is divided by a silver fess wavy into blue over green. The blue field is superimposed by a silver (= white), upright anchor.
Meaning:
The demi-eagle is symbolizing Wremen as a part of Wursten. The fess wavy is symbolizing river Weser. The anchor and the blue colour are symbolizing shipping. The green field is symbolizing agriculture and the marshes. Green and white are the traditional colours of the Frisians in Wursten.
Source: Landkreis Wesermünde (editor): "Wappen des Landkreises Wesermünde" ; Bremerhaven 1973
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2013


Comprehensive Municipality of Land Wursten (- 2014)

Land Wursten Municipal Flag

[SG Land Wursten municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider,

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a green over white horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of the Comprehensive Municipality of Land Wursten, version 5 November 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2013

Land Wursten Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per pale. The dexter side displays in a golden (= yellow field) a black demi-eagle couped per pale, armed and tongued red. The sinister side displays seven golden (= yellow) trefoils ordered 2:2:2.1 in a green field. Above the trefoils the field is divided by a silver (= white) fess wavy.
Meaning:
The eagle is typical for many arms in Friesland and is symbolizing that the area belongs to the Wursten Region, which had been settled by Frisians since the 6th century. The number of trefoils is symbolizing the municipalities being part of former Land Wursten comprehensive municipality. Those were Cappel, Dorum, Midlum, Misselwarden, Mulsum, Padingbüttel and Wremen. The green colour is symbolizing agriculture. The fess is symbolizing the riches of waters: little rivers , creeks and canals. Green and white are the traditional colours of the Frisians in Wursten.
Source: Landkreis Wesermünde (editor): "Wappen des Landkreises Wesermünde" ; Bremerhaven 1973
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2013


Historical Bicolour of Wursten Region

[Wursten historical regional flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2013

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a green over white horizontal bicolour.
Meaning:
Green and white are the traditional colours of the Frisians in Wursten.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2013


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