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Kappeln-Land Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Kappeln-Land, Kreis Schleswig-Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Kappeln city flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 14 Apr 2006
flag of the city of Kappeln, the seat of the subcounty See also:

City of Arnis

Arnis City Flag

[Arnis city flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 16 Apr 2006
approved 16 December 1991

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over yellow horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the middle of the flag that way, that the line between the stripes is continuing the chief of the shield.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Dec 2012

Arnis City Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a blue field is a golden (= yellow) sailing ship with one mast. In the golden (=yellow) chief is a blue fisher's tool flanked by two leaves of linden tree having the same colour.
Meaning:
Arnis gained city rights in 1934. Having just 350 inhabitants Arnis is Germany's smallest city. The ship is the yacht DIE DREI GESCHWISTER (= the three sisters), built here in 1835. She is symbolizing the local ship building tradition, which bloomed in the 18th and 19th century. The tool is a special needle in order to repair the fishermens' nets. It is symbolizing fishery. The leaves are symbolizing a significant alleyway. The colours are symbolizing Schlei Firth and sandy beaches, but they are also the colours of the duchy of Schleswig.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.75

The flag was approved on 16 December 1991. The coat of arms was approved on 20 July 1978. The artist is Heinrich G. Gerritz from Glücksburg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Dec 2012


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