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Eiderstedt Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Eiderstedt, Kreis Nordfriesland, Schleswig-Holstein

Last modified: 2019-01-30 by klaus-michael schneider
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Introduction of Eiderstedt Subcounty

On 1 January 2008 the municipality of St.Peter-Ording and the City of Garding joined the subcounty. It consists nowadys (2012) of the same territory as former the former County, except the city of Tönning. But both, city and subcounty, are parts of an administrative cooperation (Verwaltungsgemeinschaft / VG). VGs in Schlswig-Holstein have no proper names and no flags. Usually they iare cooperations between a city or bigger municipality and a rural area consisting of small municipalities and having only few inhabitants. The cooperation is regulated by a treaty between both entities.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Nov 2012


Municipalities without proper Flags

The following municipalities have no proper flag: Garding Kirchspiel, Grothusenkoog, Kotzenbüll, Norderfriedrichskoog, Osterhever, Poppenbüll, Tetenbüll, Vollerwiek, Welt and Westerhever
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Jan 2019


City of Garding [Frisian: Gaarding]

Garding City Flag

[Garding city flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 30 Mar 2006
approved 6 November 1965

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a horizontal 9-stripes flag of blue and yellow. The flag has a blue flaghead showing the coat of arms without shield.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Nov 2012

Garding City Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a blue shield is a silver (=white) paschal lamb holding a white swallow-tail pennant divided by a red cross and fixed at a golden (=yellow) pole ending in a cross. The lamb is nimbed golden (=yellow). Below on the base stands a golden (=yellow) chalice.
Meaning:
Garding, the capital of Everschop district gained city rights in 1590. Seals show the lamb since 1589. The origin is unknown. The patron saints of the local parish church are Bartholomew and Christian. The pennant showed instead of the red cross the initials "SOG" (probably: "sigillum oppidi Gardigensis").
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.141

The flag was approved on 6 September 1965. The coat of arms was approved on 30 December 1963. The artist is Wilhelm Horst Lippert from Brunsbüttel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Nov 2012


Municipality of Katharinenheerd

Katharinenheerd Municipal Flag

[Katharinenheerd municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Nov 2012

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a blue flag. The municipal coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.

Katharinenheerd Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a golden (= yellow) shield stands a blond woman with bare feet, dressed in a red robe and a green coat, crowned red. She bears a blue sword with golden (=yellow) hilt in her right hand and a red wheel in her left hand.
Meaning:
The woman is St. Catherine accompanied by her classical attributes crown, sword and wheel. In this village a chapel dedicated to the saint had been erected in 1113. The village was first mentioned in 1352. The arms are based upon a seal from 1438. The Eiderstedt assemblies took place here until 1625. Also the new church, built about 1500, is dedicated to St. Catherine.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.202

The coat of arms was approved on 31 August 1948. The artist is Theodor Riebicke from Kiel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Nov 2012


Municipality of Oldenswort

Oldenswort Municipal Flag

[Oldenswort municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 2 Dec 2007
approved 15 June 2006

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a red over yellow over blue horizontal tricolor with ratio 1:3:1. In the centre of the yellow stripe is the municipal coat of arms.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Nov 2012

Oldenswort Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by a golden ear of grain into blue (quarters 1 and 4) and red (quarters 2 and 3). The 1st quarter is superimposed by a golden (= yellow) church, the 4th quarter by a sailing ship with three masts of the same colour.
Meaning:
The ear of grain is symbolizing agriculture. The ship alludes to a former harbour. The church is the first building mentioned in the local chronicles. Blue, red and yellow are the colours of Northern Frisia.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 15 June 2006. The artist is Harm Keilholz from Hamburg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Nov 2012


Municipality of Sankt Peter-Ording [Frisian: St. Peter-Urdem]

Sankt Peter-Ording Municipal Flag

[Sankt Peter-Ording flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 2 Apr 2006
approved 11 July 1967

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a blue flag. On both horizontal edges are a white and a red stripe. The red stripes are outward bound. The coat of arms without shield is in the blue stripe and shifted to the hoist.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Nov 2012

Sankt Peter-Ording Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a blue shield is a golden (= yellow) pair of crossed keys. Above between the beards are a 6-point star (dexter) and a waxing moon crescent (sinister) of the same colour.
Meaning:
The keys are attributes of St.Peter, to whom was dedicated the local parish church on Utholm Island. Furthermore St.Peter is the patron saint of the fishermen. Some say star and crescent are symbolizing shipping. Some say, the star is an attribute of St.Nicolas, the patron saint of the sailors and of Ording's parish church. The blue colour is symbolizing the sea and the yellow colur the sandy beaches. Both are also the colours of the duchy of Schleswig.
Source: Reißmann 1997 , p.298

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 11 July 1967. The artist is Wilhelm Horst Lippert from Brunsbüttel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Nov 2012


Municipality of Tating [Frisian: Tååting]

Tating Municipal Flag

[Tating municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 2 Dec 2007
approved 17 June 2003

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Nov 2012

Tating Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided into silver (= white) and blue by a green fess fimbriated silver (=white). Above in the silver field is a red, local farmhouse, a so called "Haubarg". Below in the blue field is a ship with golden (= yellow) hulk and masts and silver (= white) sails.On the main sail is a blue demi lion issuant guardant. The three masts are topped by red pennants.
Meaning:
Tating, the capital of the historical Utholm district was first mentioned in 1187. In 1103 the very first church in Eiderstedt was ercted here, sponsored by Tade Eskels, who gave the settlement his name. The Haubarg reminds on the bloom of the rich farmers in the region. In 19th century here at least 35 Haubarge had existed. The fess is symbolizing dyking. Finally the ship is symbolizing the importance of local transport shipping in the past. Finally it is the ship with the demi lion taken from the Eiderstedt seal symbolizing the Utholm district.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 17 June 2003. The coat of arms was approved on 17 February 2003. The artist is Gisela Gördes from Ascheberg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Nov 2012


Municipality of Tümlauer Koog

Tümlauer Koog Municipal Flag

[Tümlauer Koog municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Nov 2012
approved 6 October 2010

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Nov 2012

Tümlauer Koog Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by a golden (= yellow) fess. Above in a blue field is a silver (= white) fishing cutter in the dexter corner and a bell of the same colour in the sinister corner. Below in a green field is a silver (= white) sheep.
Meaning:
The blue colour is symbolizing sea and sky, the yellow colour is symbolizing the evening light on the western shores, the green colour is symbolizing marshes and dykes. Sheep and ship are symbolizing fishing and herding, the main business lines. The bell always was rung in case of danger caused by the sea and in case of the birth of a child.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 6 October 2010. The coat of arms was approved on 6 April 2010.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Nov 2012


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