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Bruchhausen-Vilsen Comprehensive Municipality (Germany)

Samtgemeinde Bruchhausen-Vilsen, Landkreis Diepholz, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-08-12 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Bruchhausen-Vilsen SG flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Nov 2016
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Bruchhausen-Vilsen Comprehensive Municipality (SG)

Introduction of Bruchhausen-Vilsen Comprehensive Municipality

Bruchhausen-Vilsen Comprehensive Municipality was established in 1974. More than 20 of its members had been dissolved meanwhile. After the municipalities of Engeln (- 2011) and Süstedt (- 2016) had been incorporated into Bruchhausen-Vilsen Market Town, there are just three more municipalities left: Asendorf, Martfeld and Schwarme. The market town had 8837 inhabitants in 2015 and covers 19.6 km². Bruchhausen-Vilsen is seat of the namesake comprehensive municipality. Bruchhausen and Vilsen merged in 1928.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Nov 2016

SG Bruchhausen-Vilsen Flag

It is a blue over yellow horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: 3(2) of Hauptsatzung of SG Bruchhausen-Vilsen, version 17 February 2011
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Nov 2016

SG Bruchhausen-Vilsen Banner

[SG Bruchhausen-Vilsen banner] 2:1 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Aug 2017

It is a blue-yellow vertical bicolour . The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: 3(2) of Hauptsatzung of SG Bruchhausen-Vilsen, version 17 February 2011
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Aug 2017

SG Bruchhausen-Vilsen Coat of Arms

The shield is parted per pale. At dexter in a golden field is a black bear paw armed red, issuant from line of partition. The sinister half is gyronny of eight of blue and silver.
Meaning:
The pattern is already known from a local seal of Bruchhausen from 1551, with an added pale also in a seal of Vilsen from the 17th century. The bear's paw is representing the Counts of Hoya, the gyronny shield displays the arms of the Counts of Bruchhausen. When both municipalities merged in 1928, the arms of Bruchhausen municipality were kept.
Sources:
Stadler 1970, p.29 and 3(1) of Hauptsatzung of SG Bruchhausen-Vilsen, version 17 February 2011
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Nov 2016


Asendorf Municipality

Asendorf Flag

[Asendorf municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Aug 2017

It is a red-white-red horizontal triband with ratio of stripes 1:3:1 and centred arms.
Sources: Stefan Schwoon's databse, based on Hauptstaatsarchiv Hannover (entry 19 August 1981) and 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Asendorf Municipality, version 29 November 2011
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Aug 2017

Asendorf Coat of Arms

Shield Or, parted by a bend sinister Sable cotized Or and sable, in dexter chief a connected pair of bear paws Sable armed Gules, in sinister base eight torteaux in bend sinister ordered 1:2:2:2:1.
Meaning:
The bear paws are taken from the arms of the Counts of Hoya. Each torteau, a red disc, is representing one of the former municipalities, which were untied on 1 March 1974. Those municipalities were Asendorf proper, Brebber, Essen, Graue, Haendorf, Hohenmoor, Kuhlenkamp and Uepsen
Source: 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Asendorf Municipality, version 29 November 2011
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Aug 2017


Bruchhausen-Vilsen Market Town

Bruchhausen-Vilsen Market Town Flag

[Bruchhausen-Vilsen town flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Nov 2016

It appears, as if Market town and comprehensive municipality share the arms, but the market town is using a plain blue over yellow bicolour.
Source: Stadler 1970, p.29 and 3(2) of Hauptsatzung of Bruchhausen-Vilsen, version 22 February 2012
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Nov 2016


Engeln Municipality (- 2011)

Engeln Flag

[Engeln municipal flag (- 2011)] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Aug 2017

It was a green-yellow-green horizontal triband with ratio of stripes 3:5:3. The coat of arms is shifted to the hoist.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Aug 2017

Engeln Banner

[Engeln municipal banner (- 2011)] 2:1 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Aug 2017

It was a green-yellow-green vertical triband with ratio of stripes 3:5:3. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Aug 2017

Engeln Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale, at dexter Vert two bars Argent, at sinister Or an oak leaf Vert, chief gyronny of eight of Argent and Azure.
Meaning:
The chief displays the arms of the Counts of Bruchhausen. The other charges are referring to local water courses and oak groves.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Aug 2017


Süstedt Municipality (- 2016)

Süstedt Flag

[Süstedt municipal flag (- 2016)] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider,

It was a green-yellow-green horizontal triband. The coat of arms was in the centre. Hauptsatzung says that flag is green with a golden stripe.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Süstedt Municipality, version 14 February 2012
Klaus-Michael Schneider,

Süstedt Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale, at dexter Or a plough Sable, at sinister Vert an oak twig Or with three leaves and two acorns.
Meaning:
The plough is symbolising agriculture, the oak twig local groves. The chief is taken from the arms of the Counts of Bruchhausen.
Source: 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Süstedt Municipality, version 14 February 2012
Klaus-Michael Schneider,


Martfeld Municipality

Martfeld Flag

[Martfeld municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Aug 2017

It is a yellow flag with red horizontal edges and centred arms.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Martfeld Municipality, version 13 December 2011
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Aug 2017

Martfeld Coat of Arms

Shield parted per bend; above left Or a Dutch windmill Sable, beneath right Gules; a church Or with port, windows, roof and spire Sable; the line pf partition is superimposed in sinister base by an inescutcheon Or, charged with a house mark Sable, consisting of two angle irons, connected forming a triangle.
Meaning:
The windmill is the local Fehsenfeld Mill. The church is local St. Catherine Church.
Source: 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Martfeld Municipality, version 13 December 2011
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Aug 2017


Schwarme Municipality

Schwarme Flag

[Schwarme municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Aug 2017

It is a black over yellow horizontal bicolour with centred arms. Please note that according to 2(2) of local Hauptsatzung , version 8 February 2012 there is no flag.
Source: this online catalogue and Stefan Schwoon's database, based on Hauptstaatsarchiv in Hannover
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Aug 2017

Schwarme Coat of Arms

Shield off-centred quartered of Sable and Or (the common point of all quarters is shifted to the dexter base), 1st quarter a belfry Or, 2nd quarter a pair of connected bear paws Sable armed Gules beneath and a gable shelf Sable ending in horseheads looking outward above, 3rd and 4th quarter plain.
Meaning:
The bear paws are taken from the arms of the Counts of Hoya. The gable shelves are a typical decoration of the roofs of Lower Saxonian farmhouses. The belfry belongs to the local Church of the Good Shepherd.
Source:
German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Aug 2017


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