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State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
District (Kreis) : Mettmann
Additions : 1974 Gruiten

Wappen von Haan/Arms (crest) of Haan
Official blazon

Auf silbernem Grund ein rot bewehrter schwarzer Hahn; rechts unten eine schwar ze Hahnenfeder mit rotem Kiel.

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The arms were granted on April 29, 1937 and have not changed after the incorporation of Gruiten.

The arms are canting (Hahn = rooster). The arms are not historical, the only known seal of Haan, dating from 1556 shows the patron saint, St. James. It has also been stated that the rooster symbolises the character of the inhabitants of the city.

Wappen von Haan

The arms on the twinning shield in Eu (Image by Jacques Dulphy, 2011)

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Literature: Stadler, K. : Deutsche Wappen - Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Angelsachsen Verlag, 1964-1971, 8 volumes; Nagel, R. : Rheinisches Wappenbuch, Köln, 1986.