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Municipality of Wangerland (Germany)

Gemeinde Wangerland, Landkreis Friesland, Lower Saxony

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Current Flag

[Wangerland flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Oct 2011

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over white horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: information given by Mr.Gellert from municipal office
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Oct 2011

Coat of arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a blue shield is a mermaid with fair hair in natural colour.
According to this webpage a mermaid (local language: Seewiefken) was caught by fishermen of Minsen . She was bitterly weaping and asked the men to release her, what was refused. But nevertheless she could escape. During a service in the local parish church, which is said to have been located on an island then (probably an urban legend), a storm destroyed the complete village and nearly everybody was killed by the flood. A few survivors founded a new village with the same name on mainland. The flood due to the legend was the revenge of the mermaid.
Source: this webpage (in German only)
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Oct 2011

The coat of arms had been that one of former municipality of Minsen and was overtaken by the municipality. Wangerland was established in 1972, when the municipalities of Hohenkirchen, Hooksiel, Minsen Förrien, Horumersiel-Schillig, Tettens and Waddewarden merged.

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