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State : Schleswig-Holstein
District (Kreis) : Nordfriesland (until 1974 Südtondern)
Additions : 1969 Archsum, Keitum, Morsum, Tinnum
Incorporated into : 2009 Sylt

Wappen von Sylt-Ost/Arms (crest) of Sylt-Ost
Official blazon
German Von Gold und Blau gesenkt geteilt. Oben an der Teilungslinie eine strahlende rote Sonne, darüber - zur Mitte ansteigend - fünf achtstrahlige blaue Sterne, unten ein nach links schwimmender silberner Hering.
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The arms were officially granted on February 27, 2002.

The five stars represent the five villages in the municipality Archsum, Keitum, Morsum, Munkmarsch and Tinnum. The stars are eight-pointed like a compass, symbolising the importance of shipping in the history of the area. The rising red sun symbolises the fact that the municipality is on the Eastern part of the island. The base shows a herring used already in the 17th century by the regional council of Sylt (Landvogtei).

The colours are those of the Nordfriesland region.

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Literature: Image obtained from Sylt-Ost municipality