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Municipality of Großefehn (East Frisia, Germany)

Gemeinde Großefehn, Kreis Aurich, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Großefehn municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Sep 2009 See also:

Municipality of Großefehn

Großefehn Municipal Flag

Description of flag:
It is a red over yellow horizontal bicolour with the coat of arms in the centre.
Source: I spotted this flag at least eight times at Mittegroßefehn main street and at various parts of Ostgroßefehn. Some say the official flag would be a plain red over yellow bicolour.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Sep 2009

Großefehn Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a golden (= yellow) field is a red wind mill in Dutch style having a gallery. The shield has a red chief showing three golden(= yellow) acorns ordered per fess. The chief is divided from the rest of the shield by a wavy line.
Meaning:
The windmill is symbolizing the typical wind mills on the municipality’s territory. Today there exist already ten mills.The wavy line is symbolizing the numerous channels of the municipality which gave it the current name. Actually the suffix "-fehn"(Frisian: Fehne, sg.: das Fehn; German: Venn) is a settlement in the highmoors, drained by channels (Fehnkanäle). The acorns are symbolizing that Großefehn belongs to Aurich county. Two of them can also be found in the county’s coat of arms.
The coat of arms was adopted by the local council on 14 August 1973.
Source: see above
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Sep 2009


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