Birten

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BIRTEN

State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
District (Kreis) : Wesel (until 1974 Moers)
Amt : Amt Alpen-Veen (until 1969)
Incorporated into : 1969 Xanten

Wappen von Birten

Official blazon

(de)

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on December 11, 1962.

The arms are based on the 15th century seal of the village. The seal showed a divided shield with in the upper half the local patron saint, St. Peter, and in the lower half a half escarbuncle of the Duchy of Kleve. In the above arms the saint was replaced by his symbol, the key, which was placed on the escarbuncle.


Literature : http://www.moers.nrw.cc/infos/heraldik.htm