Kusel

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KUSEL

State : Rheinland-Pfalz
District (Kreis) : Kusel
Additions : 1939 Diedelkopf; 1974 Bledesbach
Verbandsgemeinde : Kusel

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Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on July 31, 1848 by King Max II of Bayern.

The arms are based on elements from the old seals of the city. The wavy bend is the Kuselbach river that runs through the city. The staff is a symbol of St. Remigius. A large part of the area belonged since the 10th to a Benedictine Abbey, founded from Reims in France. Its patron saint was St. Remigius. Around the abbey Kusel the city developed and received city rights around 1286.

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The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925


Literature : Stadler, K. : Deutsche Wappen - Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Angelsachsen Verlag, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.