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Effelder Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Effelder, Kreis Eichsfeld, Thuringia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Effelder municipal banner] image by Jörg Majewski, 13 Apr 2013
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Effelder Municipality

Effelder Banner

It is a yellow-red vertical bicolour with coat of arms shifted to the top.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Oct 2016

Effelder Coat of Arms

The shield is red with a silver bordure of 16, displaying a golden church, flanked in chief by a silver apple at dexter and a silver 6-spokes wheel at sinister.
The church is representing the local St. Albans Church, the highest located church of the Eichsfeld, also known as "Eichsfeld Cathedral". The meaning of the municipality's name is "place of apple trees". The apple is thus canting. The wheel is alluding to the Archbishops of Mainz, the former rulers. The bordure is representing a masoned local fountain, called "Kellerborn".
Source: "Wappen und Siegel der Städte und Gemeinden des Landkreises Eichsfeld", edited by Kultur und Sportamt des Landkreises Eichsfeld, Duderstadt 1997, p.40
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Oct 2016

Presentation of Effelder

Effelder had 1216 inhabitants in 2015 and covers 10.9 km². The municipality was first mentioned in 1215.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Oct 2016

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