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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry

HÜCKESWAGEN

State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
District (Kreis) : Oberbergischer Kreis (until 1976 Rhein-Wupper-Kreis)
Additions : 1920 Neuhückeswagen

Wappen von HÜCKESWAGEN

Origin/meaning:
The arms were granted on August 9, 1892.

The arms show in the upper part the lion from the arms of the Counts of Berg, who bought the area in 1260 from the Counts of Hückeswagen. The lower part is a symbol for the textile industry, which has been of importance for the town since the late Middle Ages. The combination of lion and spindle appears first in a seal from 1555.

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



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