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Cuxhaven (Germany)

Stadt Cuxhaven, Cuxhaven County, Lower Saxony

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[City of Cuxhaven (Cuxhaven County, Lower Saxony, Germany)] 3:5 image by Stefan Schwoon

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Cuxhaven flag

The flag of Cuxhaven is white-red with the arms. Sources: Stadler 1970 and Keyser 1939-1974. Also the image at this flagseller's website - the writing Cuxhaven and the extra border around the arms are probably just artistic license. Cuxhaven belonged to Hamburg until 1937 (an outpost at the mouth of the Elbe similarly to Bremerhaven in Bremen). The white-red of the flag are the colours of Hamburg.
Stefan Schwoon, 31 Mar 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website: "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."
Literature: Stadler 1964-1972.
Santiago Dotor, 26 Mar 2002

Cuxhaven was never part of Bremen. It was part of the Free City of Hamburg till 1937 and became then part of the Prussian province of Hanover and therefore 1946 part of the federal state of Lower Saxony.
Kai A. Hamm, 23 Jun 2000