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Hude Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Hude, Landkreis Oldenburg, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-11-16 by klaus-michael schneider
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Current Flag

It is a yellow over red horizontal bicolour with centred arms enhanced.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Oct 2017

Coat of Arms

[Hude (Oldenburg) CoA] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Oct 2017

Shield Or with base Azure, a ruin Gules having three pillars, an inescutcheon Azure with fimbriation and base Or, displaying a windmill's scoop wheel with hub Gules and vanes Or.
The Counts of Oldenburg donated an area to the Cistercian Order, in order to erect a monastery. The Church of St.Mary had been built in the 13th century, together with other facilities for the monastery. It had been temporarily also a sepulchre of the Counts of Oldenburg. Since 1533 the monastery had been given up and deteriorated. The ruins nowadays are kept under monument conservation. The colours red, blue and gold are those of Oldenburg.
According to the municipal central services department the base is a simplification of the former arms of Wüsting, which had been incorporated in 1972. The arms of Wüsting, more or less the territory Holle Municipality before1933, dispayed in a Shield Argent with base wavy of Azure and Argent a complete windmill Gules. The arms of Wüsting and the base of the current arms of Hude are alluding to the many watermills in Wüsting and before in Holle, which had been used for drainage the ground in the past.
The former arms with a plain and smaller base were approved in 1948 by Minister of Interior of Lower Saxony. According to Mrs. Gunda Wieting from Hude Municipality the current arms had been approved in 1972.
Source: Stadler 1970, p.51
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Oct 2017

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