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Wiefelstede Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Wiefelstede, Landkreis Ammerland, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Wiefelstede flag] 3:5 image by Stefan Schwoon, 30 Oct 2010 See also:

Current Flag

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a yellow over red over yellow horizontal triband. According to Hans van Heijningen "Wappen und Flaggen im Landkreis Ammerland" the ratio of stripes is 1:2:1. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: Hauptsatzung of the municipality of Wiefelstede, version 28 January 2002
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Oct 2010

Coat of arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a golden (=yellow) field are two vertical man traps/wolf traps connected by a horizontal bar of the same colour.
According to source the colours are those of Ammerian "fesses" of the counts of Oldenburg. The traps are symbolizing the forestal riches and hunting as well. Their form is also alluding to the marks used on the gables of farm houses..
Source: Stadler 1970 ,p.83
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Oct 2010

The draft of the arms existed since 1936, was approved for seals by Reichsstatthalter in 1937 and approved as coat of arms by president of Oldenburg district in 1965.

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