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Asendorf municipality (Germany)
Gemeinde Asendorf, Samtgemeinde Hanstedt, Harburg county, Lower Saxony
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3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Apr 2007
Municipality of Asendorf
Municipality of Asendorf (Samtgemeinde* Hanstedt / Harburg county
/ Lower Saxony).
Its ratio is 3:5. It's a red over white horizontal bicolour superimposed
by the coat of arms.
Description of coat of arms: The shield is divided per fess. The chief
shows a red Greek cross superimposed by a red saltire in a silver (=white)
field. The base shows a silver arm holding a torn chain in its hand in
a red field.
Meaning: The crosses are denoted as an 8-star, symbolizing the Nordic
Gods and Goddesses from the Edda poem (germ: "Asen") who gave the
village its name. The arm is that of old age hero Hinnark the strong who
is said to have lived in Asendorf.
Source: I spotted this flag on 29 March 2007. The information about
the coat of arms was taken from "Samtgemeinde Hanstedt Bürgerinformationen
*A "Samtgemeinde", also called "collective municipality"
is a combination of several municipalities to an administrative community
in Lower Saxony.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Apr 2007