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Nordharz Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Nordharz, Landkreis Harz, Saxony-Anhalt

Last modified: 2019-10-27 by klaus-michael schneider
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Nordharz Municipality

Nordharz Flag

It is a blue-white-blue horizontal triband with ratio of stripes 1:4:1. The coat of arms is in the middle of the white stripe.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Nordharz Municipality, version 10 December 2014
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Oct 2019

Nordharz Banner

[Nordharz municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Oct 2019

It is a blue-white-blue vertical triband with ratio of stripes 1:4:1. The coat of arms is in the middle of the white stripe.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Nordharz Municipality, version 10 December 2014
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Oct 2019

Nordharz Coat of Arms

Shield Azure, a crowned lady passant Argent, holding a big acorn of the same in her hands, she is flanked by two columns of four millstones Or.
Meaning:
Lady and acorn are representing the rivers Ilse (lady) and Ecker (acorn). "Ecker" is a German generic term for some kinds of nuts, as e.g. beech nuts and acorns. Both are considered to be canting. The depiction of the Ilse as a woman is based on a novel by Heinrich Heine, where he personalised the river as a female. The eight millstones are referring to the eight former municipalities and to the formerly common watermills in the area.
Sources: 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Nordharz Municipality, version 10 December 2014 and Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Oct 2019

The arms were approved on 28 January 2011 by the county administration.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Oct 2019


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