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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry

KLÖTZE

State : Sachsen-Anhalt
District (Kreis) :Altmarkkreis Salzwedel (until 1994 Klötze)

Wappen von Klötze

Origin/meaning:

The arms are used since 1861 and show a tree trunk. Old seals show the arms held by the Prussian eagle. In the 1930s the eagle disappeared. In the 1950s the colour was changed from green to natural colour, which in the 1996 was undone. The arms are canting, the name is derived from the Slavic word clada, meaning tree trunk. It also symbolises the forests around the town.

Wappen von Klötze
Seal of the city from around 1900

Wappen von Klötze
The arms as shown in the 1920s.
Wappen von Klötze
The arms as used in the 1980s



Literature : Bensing et al., 1984



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