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3:5 image by Stefan Schwoon, 2 Feb 2001
Flag adopted 11 Jul 1994
Red-yellow-blue flag, bearing the arms. I cannot find my notes on this
flag, but it was mentioned in a note somewhere in DGF
Nachrichten. Adopted 11 July 1994, according to Dirk Schönberger's
Divisions of the World website. Arms (from Stadler
1964-1971) based on the image at Ralf Hartemink's International
Civic Arms website.
Stefan Schwoon, 2 Feb 2001
From Ralf Hartemink's International
Civic Arms website: The arms were adopted on July 17, 1947. The arms
show the Benno Tower [Bennoturm] in Iburg. The tower was built in
1068 by Bishop Benno II of Osnabrück as one of his residences. The tower
also was part of a Benedictine monastery and was of major strategic importance
until 1673. In 1673 the bishops moved to their new palace in Osnabrück
city and the tower lost its importance. The monastery was abandoned
in 1803. The wheel is the wheel of the city of Osnabrück.
Literature: Stadler 1964-1971.
Santiago Dotor, 24 Oct 2001
The Kreis Osnabrück is historically identical with the Prince-Bishopric
of Osnabrück, which in 1803 was annexed by Hanover.
If you want to read more about the Prince-Bishopric, read these webpages
about the 1648-1728
Alexander Ganse, 5 Nov 2001