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State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
District (Kreis) : Steinfurt (until 1974 Tecklenburg)
Additions : 1939 Landgemeinde Westerkappeln

Wappen von Westerkappeln

Official blazon


The arms were granted in 1958.

The arms first appear on a banner of the local guild from 1796, and they appear again on local money from 1921. The municipality did not use any arms between 1921 and 1958

According to legend, the figure is the H. Reinhildis, who, supposedly, originated from the village. Originally, the saint held three golden wheat ears, but these were in 1958 replaced by the palm leave. The anchor in the arms is taken from the arms of the County Tecklenburg, part of the County of Lingen (the district Lingen also uses the anchor).

Wappen von Westerkappeln

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

Literature : Stadler, K., 1964-1971, 8 volumes.


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