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Brake (Unterweser) City (Germany)

Stadt Brake (Unterweser), Landkreis Wesermarsch, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Brake (Unterweser) city flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 July 2017 See also:

Current Flag

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a red over white horizontal bicolour with centred arms. A possibly plain bicolour was approved in 1956.
Sources: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Brake (Unterweser) City, version 3 November 2016 and this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 July 2017

Coat of Arms

[Brake (Unterweser) city CoA] image located by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 July 2017

Description of coat of arms:
Shield parted per fess; above parted per pale, at dexter Or a demi-eagle Sable couped per pale andarmed Gules, at sinister quartered of Or and Azure, in quarters 1 and 4 two bars Gules, in quarters 2 and 3 a cross moline fitchy Or; beneath Argent, an ancient ship Gules, rigged Argent and flagged with two blue over red bicoloured pennants and three masts, issuant from a base wavy Azure.
Meaning:
In 1787 the Oldenburger Hafenanstalt (Oldenburg Harbour Company) was established. Around the harbour since 1796 a market town developed, which gained city rights in 1856, but it was entitled to use proper symbols not before 1911. The upper half is combining the modified eagle of Eastern Frisia (Ostfriesland) and the arms of the Grand-Duchy of Oldenburg. The lower half is symbolising the importance of shipping and harbour. The pennants fly the colours of Oldenburg.
The arms were granted on 3 July 1911 by the Grand-Duke of Oldenburg.
Source: Stadler 1970, p.27
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 July 2017


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