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Land Hadeln Comprehensive Municipality (Germany)

Samtgemeinde Land Hadeln, Kreis Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[SG Land Hadeln flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 28 Jan 2016 See also:

Introduction of Land Hadeln Comprehensive Municipality

Land Hadeln comprehensive municipality, the former Land Hadeln, is located on the Southern bank of River Elbe, just east of the city of Cuxhaven. The comprehensive municipality of Hadeln consisted of the city of Otterndorf and three minor municipalities: Neuenkirchen,Nordleda and Osterbruch. The comprehensive municipality merged with the comprehensive municipality of Sietland (with municipalities of Ihlienworth, Odisheim, Steinau and Wanna), which had been formed in 1970/1972, on 1 January 2011. The new unit overtook the symbols of former Hadeln comprehensive Municipality. The seat is Otterndorf city. Hadeln is said to be the origin of the tribe of Saxons.
Sources: German WIKIPEDIA and Hauptstaatsarchiv in Hannover, entry 30 March 1981
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Dec 2011 / 30 Jan 2016

Land Hadeln Flag

Description of flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a green over black horizontal bicolour with centred coat of arms.
Sources: Stefan Schwoon's database and this online flag catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Jan 2016

Land Hadeln Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Shield parted per pale, at dexter 9-times parted per fess into Sable and Or, superimposed by a bendy, embowed crancelin Vert, at sinister green charged with St. Nicholas dressed in a bishop's regalia and standing on a base sable.
Meaning:
Acc. to Ralf Hartemink the dexter half displays the arms of Saxony and is representing Otterndorf. The sinister half is taken from the arms of Cuxhaven County.
Sources: German WIKIPEDIA and Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Jan 2016


Neuenkirchen (Hadeln) Municipality

Neuenkirchen (Hadeln) Flag

[Neuenkirchen (Hadeln) municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 2 Feb 2016

The flag is a green over red bicolour with centred arms.
Source: this flag online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb 2016

Neuenkirchen (Hadeln) Coat of Arms

The shield is parted per pale, at dexter Vert two bars wavy Argent, at sinister Argent an upright witches' broom Gules.
Meaning:
The bars are representing the rivers Wilster and Medem. The broom (also called fire broom or Thor's broom) is taken from the arms of the Von Medem kin
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb 2016


Nordleda Municipality

Nordleda Flag

[Nordleda municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 2 Feb 2016

The flag is a white over red bicolour with centred arms.
Source: this flag online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb 2016

Nordleda Coat of Arms

The shield is Gules, a chevron Argent accompanied by three 6-point stars of the same, base Vert with barrulet wavy Argent.
Meaning:
Chevron and stars are the arms of the Lappe family, having been patrons of the local St. Nicholas church. The barrulet is symbolizing Lee creek.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb 2016


Otterndorf City

Otterndorf City Flags with Coat of Arms

[Otterndorf flag with CoA and inscription]
3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Dec 2011
[Otterndorf flag with CoA]
3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Dec 2011
   

Description of flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over yellow horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag top by a white stripe bearing the name of the city in black capitals, with (left image) or without (right image) inscription.
Sources: photo of Gunnar Staack, published in Stefan Schwoon's database and this online flag catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Dec 2011

Please note that I don't know the status of the left flag. According to Gunnar Staack this one was a flag to buy for locals and tourists. It could be then just a bicolour displaying the arms of the city. The only flags I could find within the city's pages were vertical bicolours hung during the celebration of the 600 years anniversary. A plain flag is also known since the 19th century.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Dec 2011

Otterndorf City Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per pale. The dexter side shows the arms of Saxony. The sinister side shows a golden (=yellow) otter in a blue field.
Meaning:
According to source Otterndorf gained city rights around 1400 from duke Erich of Saxe-Lauenburg. The oldest seals date from the same time and are already showing the combination given above. The otter is canting. The composition has not changed since then, although the otter has also often been placed into the dexter half of the shield.
Source: Stadler 1970, p.65
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Dec 2011

Otterndorf City Plain Flag reported 1891

[Otterndorf plain flag 1891] 1:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Nov 2011

Description of  flag:
The ratio is given as 1:2. It was a blue over yellow horizontal bicolour. The information is confirmed by Stadler 1970, p.65.
Source:H.Ahrens "Hannoversche Landschafts-und Städtewappen", 1891, plate XX
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Nov 2011

The coat of arms was approved in 1948.


Sietland Comprehensive Municipality (1970-2010)

Sietland Flag

[SG Sietland flag (1970-2010)] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Jan 2016

The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a green over white horizontal bicolour with centred coat of arms.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Oct 2016

Sietland Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, issuant from base a triplemount Vert charged with an urn Argent, in chief three baulks in saltir forming a "St. Mary's star" (German: Marienstern), flanked by a water lily's leaf Vert at dexter and an arrowhead's leaf Vert at sinister.
Meaning:
Triplemount and star are representing Ihlienworth municipality, the water lily's leaf Odisheim municipality and the urn Wanna municipality, all being members of the comprehensive municipality. The star is furthermore an attribute of St. Mary.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Oct 2016


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