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Schwaförden Comprehensive Municipality (Germany)

Samtgemeinde Schwaförden, Landkreis Diepholz, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-08-19 by klaus-michael schneider
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[SG Schwaförden flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Aug 2017
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Schwaförden Comprehensive Municipality (SG)

SG Schwaförden Flag

It is a red over white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database, based on Hauptstaatsarchiv in Hannover (entry 10 April 1980)
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Aug 2017

SG Schwaförden Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess; above Gules an embattled wall Argent, crowned by three towers of the same, the two ones at dexter with a cone roof, the sinister tower with a baroque spire, beneath gyronny of eight of Gules and Argent.
Meaning:
The upper half is taken from the arms of Ehrenburg municipality. The gyronny field is referring to the Counts of Bruchhausen. It appears in different colours in nearly every municipality of Schwaförden Comprehensive Municipality.
Source:
German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Aug 2017


Affinghausen Municipality

Affinghausen Flag

[Affinghausen municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Aug 2017

It is a black over yellow horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Sources: Stefan Schwoon's database, based on Hauptstaatsarchiv Hannover (entry 30 November 1988) and 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Affinghausen Municipality, version 4 September 2012
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Aug 2017

Affinghausen Banner

[Affinghausen municipal banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Aug 2017

It is a black-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Sources: Stefan Schwoon's database, based on Hauptstaatsarchiv Hannover (entry 30 November 1988) and 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Affinghausen Municipality, version 4 September 2012
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Aug 2017

Affinghausen Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess; above Or a branch of blueberry proper, beneath gyronny of eight of sable and Or.
Meaning:
Blueberries (Latin: Vaccinium myrtillus) are a common wild fruit in the local forests. The gyronny shield is a modification in colour of the arms of the Counts of Bruchhausen.
Source: 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Affinghausen Municipality, version 4 September 2012
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Aug 2017


Ehrenburg Municipality

Ehrenburg Flag

[Ehrenburg municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Aug 2017

It is a red over white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Sources: Stefan Schwoon's database,based on Hauptstaatsarchiv Hannover (entry 2 July 1985) and 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Ehrenburg Municipality, version 19 September 2012
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Aug 2017

Ehrenburg Banner

[Ehrenburg municipal banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Aug 2017

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top
Sources: Stefan Schwoon's database,based on Hauptstaatsarchiv Hannover (entry 2 July 1985) and 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Ehrenburg Municipality, version 19 September 2012
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Aug 2017

Ehrenburg Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess; above Gules an embattled wall Argent, crowned by three towers of the same, the two ones at dexter with a cone roof, the sinister tower with a baroque spire, beneath Gules a pair of scales Argent.
Meaning:
Wall and towers are referring to Ehrenburg Castle, name giver of the municipality. They had been already displayed in a district seal from the 18th century, together with the bear paws of the Counts of Hoya. The scales are symbolising the local courtyard of the Counts of Hoya, first mentioned in 1447 and dissolved in 1859. The district (Amt) of Ehrenburg until then covered the villages of Twistringen, Heiligenloh, Neuenkirchen, Schmalförden, Scholen, Schwaförden, Sulingen, Varrel and Barenburg. In 1859 the court moved to Sulingen.
The arms were approved in 1985.
Sources:
German WIKIPEDIA and 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Ehrenburg Municipality, version 19 September 2012
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Aug 2017


Neuenkirchen (Bassum) Municipality

Neuenkirchen Banner

[Neuenkirchen (Bassum) municipal banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Aug 2017

It is a blue-yellow vertical bicolour with centred arms.
Source: phone call to SG Schwaförden on 8 August 2017
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Aug 2017

Neuenkirchen Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess, above Or a church Gules, beneath gyronny of eight of Azure and Argent.
Meaning:
The church is the local parish church, dedicated to St. Catherine. The gyronny field is taken from the arms of the Lords of Grimmenberg.
Source:
German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Aug 2017


Scholen Municipality

Flag

[Scholen municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Aug 2017

It is a red over white horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the hoist.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Aug 2017

Scholen Banner

[Scholen municipal banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Aug 2017

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Sources: Stefan Schwoon's database and this online newspaper, edition 29 June 2014
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Aug 2017

Scholen Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess; above Gules a church Argent with central tower; beneath Argent three heraldic roses Gules, seeded Or and barbed Vert, ordered 2:1.
Meaning:
The church is the local Lutheran parish church from the 15th century and a landmark of the municipality. The roses are representing the former municipalities of Scholen proper, Blockwinkel and Anstedt.
Source:
German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Aug 2017


Schwaförden Municipality

Schwaförden Flag

[Schwaförden municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Aug 2017

It is a red over yellow horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Schwaförden Municipality, version 25 September 2012.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Aug 2017

Schwaförden Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale, at dexter Gules a key Or in pale, at sinister Or a bend sinister Sable.
Meaning:
The key is probably alluding to the Archbishopric of Bremen, although the village was a dominion of the Counts of Hoya.
Source: 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Schwaförden Municipality, version 25 September 2012
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Aug 2017


Sudwalde Municipality

Sudwalde Flag

[Sudwalde municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Aug 2017

It is a white over green horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the hoist.
Sources: Stefan Schwoon's database, based on Hauptstaatsarchiv Hannover (entry 1 June 1984) and 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Sudwalde Municipality, version 24 September 2013
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Aug 2017

Sudwalde Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess, above Argent an oak leaf Vert connected with three acorns Vert, beneath gyronny of eight of Vert and Argent.
Meaning:
Leaf and acorns are referring to the court for forestal affairs in Sudwalde-Klageholz. The gyronny shield is a modification in colour of the arms of the Counts of Bruchhausen.
Sources:
municipal webpage and 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Sudwalde Municipality, version 24 September 2013
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Aug 2017


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