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City of Husum (Germany)

Stadt Husum [Frisian: Hüsem], Kreis Nordfriesland, Schleswig-Holstein

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Husum city flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 7 Apr 2006
adopted 29 Apr 1963 See also:

City of Husum

Husum City Flag

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a blue flag. The coat of arms is shifted to the hoist and between two narrow, horizontal, yellow stripes of full width.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2012

Husum plain Flag reported 1970

[Husum plain flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider,, 21 Nov 2012

Description of plain flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over yellow horizontal bicolour.
Sources: Stadler 1970, p.102 and Stefan Schwoon's database
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2012

Husum Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a golden (= yellow) shield is an open red gatehouse flanked by red palisades. The gatehouse is topped by three red flags. In the open gate are two blue lions statant, armed and tongued red, ordered paly.
Husum existed already in the 12th century. The location had direct access to the sea after heavy losses of land by stormfloods. Husum gained the rank of a market town in 1462, granted by Danish King Christian I, lost this rank however, after haven taking part in an insurrection against the king in 1472 as an act of punishment. Husum regained the rank in 1472 resp. 1492 (sources differ) and finally gained the rank of a city in 1603. The three flags are symbolizing the ancient three gates and the former settlement cores of Osterhusum, Westerhusum and Norderhusum, growing together in 13th and 14th century. The lions in the open gate are those of Schleswig. Adolf and Johann Adolf, Dukes of Gottorf, heralded the blooming period of Husum in the end of the 16th century. Husum became one of the most important cities of the duchy of Schleswig in the 17th century.
Sources: Stadler 1970, p.102 , Reißmann 1997 , p.192 and Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 29 April 1963.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2012

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