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Westerstede City (Germany)

Stadt Westerstede, Landkreis Ammerland, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2016-01-19 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Westerstede 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 red over yellow horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag. Its height is 9/15 of total height.
Source: email from Hans van Heijningen to Stefan Schwoon written on 14 June 2004.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Oct 2010

Coat of arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a silver (=white) shield is a green oak tree, at its base superimposed by a golden inescutcheon divided by two red, dancetty bars.
According to source the oak tree is typical for the Ammerland. Furthermore it is symbolizing plant breeding in the region. The shield with the dancetty bars was added in 1955(?), showing the oldest arms of the counts of Oldenburg.
Source: Stadler 1970 ,p.82
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Oct 2010

Westerstede is seat of Ammerland county. According to a letter of the municipality dated 24 February 2003 to Stefan Schwoon the flag was approved on 10 August 1987. It is said that there exists a different draft dated 11 July 1988.

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