Municipal coat of arms & flag

Municipal coat of arms & flag

Description according to § 1 of the Main Statute:

"Divided by gold and green raised. Above a striding blue lion, below a golden oak wreath woven alternately from eight outwardly placed leaves and acorns each".

On 01.03.2008 both municipalities Handewitt and Jarplund-Weding united to the new municipality Handewitt. Figures and colors of the extinct municipal arms have been taken up and merged in the new coat of arms.
The lion symbolizes the affiliation of the new municipality to the district of Schleswig-Flensburg and even more the direct adjacency to the Kingdom of Denmark. It represents a reduced form of this heraldic animal used in the county and Danish state coat of arms and was also shown with the same image in the coat of arms of the old municipality of Handewitt. The coloration in blue and gold also points to the county affiliation.
The eight-leaved oak wreath symbolizes the union of the eight former municipalities that make up the present-day municipality of Handewitt: Ellund, Gottrupel, Handewitt, Haurup, Hüllerup, Jarplund, Timmersiek and Weding. The color scheme green and gold and the figure of the oak leaf are taken from the extinct coat of arms of Jarplund-Weding.
The intertwining of the individual districts expresses the desire to strengthen the local political significance and independence of the new municipality, which was hoped for with the unification.

The flags of the old municipalities Handewitt and Jarplund-Weding are also still available at a price of € 30.00 each, but only while stocks last.