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City of Friedrichstadt (Germany)

Stadt Friedrichstadt, Kreis Nordfriesland, Schleswig-Holstein

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Friedrichstadt city flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 31 Mar 2006
approved 18 November 1986 See also:

City of Friedrichstadt

Friedrichstadt City Flag

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a red - white - red horizontal triband with ratio approx. 1:4:1. The municipal coat of arms is in the white stripe and slightly shifted to the hoist.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2012

Friedrichstadt City Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The red shield is divided by two blue bends wavy, fimbriated silver (= white). The whole is superimposed by a silver (= white) nettle leaf with an inescutcheon in its centre. The inescutcheon is divided per fess into silver (= white) over red.
The city was founded by Duke Friedrich III of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf as a sanctuary for Dutch refugees, who could here enjoy their freedom of worship. As a gesture of thank the settlers gave the place the name of their benefactor. Friedrichstadt gained city rights already in 1633. The city is built up in Dutch style, rectangular with many channels. The coat of arms is based upon a seal from 1625 and had been modified several times since then. The final version was created in 1986. The nettle leaf is symbolizing the house of Gottorf. The bends wavy are symbolizing the rivers Treene and Eider. Sources: Reißmann 1997 , p.140; Stadler 1970, p.98 and Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 18 September 1986.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2012

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