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Wappen der Welt
Civic heraldry of Germany
State : Niedersachsen
District (Kreis) : Cuxhaven
Additions : 1872 Ritzebüttel; 1905 Döse; 1935 Duhnen, Groden, Stickenbüttel; 1937 Berensch; 1970 Holte-Spangen, Sahlenburg; 1972 Altenbruch, Altenwalde, Lüdingworth
The arms have been in use since 1913 and show the important local beacon. The beacon was built in 1718.
The base of the shield symbolises the Elbe river and the North Sea. The city is an important harbour and is dependent on fisheries and shipping.
The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
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Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.