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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry

HOYERSWERDA

State : Sachsen
Urban district (Stadtkreis) : Hoyerswerda

Origin/meaning:
The arms are known from the seals of the city since the 16th century. The three oak branches are derived from the arms of the family Berka von der Duba, who granted the city rights in 1423. The arms are canting, Dub means oak in the Slavic/Sorbic language.

Literature : Bensing et al., 1984



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