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Municipality of Westoverledingen (East Frisia, Germany)

Gemeinde Westoverledingen, Kreis Leer, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Westoverledingen municipal flag] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Jan 2014
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Municipality of Westoverledingen

Description of flag:
It is a blue over white horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: 1(3) of Hauptsatzung of the municipality of Westoverledingen, version 8 December 2011, published in Amtsblatt of Leer County 15 Dezember 2011
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Jan 2014

Description of coat of arms:
In a silver (= white) shield is a red round shield having a silver (=white) metal fitting with 12 points. The round shield is superimposing two red lances topped by pennants and crossed per saltire. The base is divided by a broad, throughout, blue fess wavy.
Meaning: Round shield and lances are symbolizing freedom, independence and inviolability oft he local people. The fess wavy is symbolizing the rivers of Ems and Leda. The 12-point star of the metal fitting is symbolizing the settlement cores of the municipality. Those are Breinermoor, Driever, Esklum, Flachsmeer, Folmhusen, Großwolde, Grotegaste, Ihren, Ihrhove, Mitling-Mark, Steenfelde and Völlen.
Source: municipal webpage

Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Jan 2014

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