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Viöl Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Viöl, Kreis Nordfriesland, Schleswig-Holstein

Last modified: 2012-11-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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Introduction of Viöl Subcounty

Viöl Subcounty is a rural area located in the east of the former Husum county having 13 muncipalities..
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Nov 2012

Municipality of Sollwitt

Sollwitt Municipal Flag

[Sollwitt municipal flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Nov 2012

Description of flag:
The ratio is 2:3. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Nov 2012

Sollwitt Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by a blue bend sinister wavy, which is superimposed by a golden (= yellow) sinister bend wavy. Above in a silver (= white) field is a green linden tree. Below in a golden (= yellow) field is a black axe of stone without handle.
The nowadays municipality has two settlement cores, Sollwitt proper and Pobüll. The tree is symbolizing the Pobüll Forest. The axe, perhaps from 3000 BC, is symbolizing Sollwitt. The axe had been found by a local woman in the 70ies of the 20th century. The blue wavy lines are symbolizing the drainage of the swamps of Pobüll. The yellow colour in between the blue lines is symbolizing, that the swamp belongs to Sollwitt proper.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 26 May 2010. The artist is Ralf-Jens Schütt from Sollwitt.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Nov 2012

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