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Nordhümmling Comprehensive Municipality (Germany)

Samtgemeinde Nordhümmling, Landkreis Emsland, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-08-27 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: nordhuemmling | esterwegen | surwold | beech | cross(maltese) | dolmen | fess(embowed) |
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[SG Nordhümmling flag] 1:1 image by Jörg Majewski, 4 Nov 2007
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Nordhümmling Comprehensive Municipality (SG)

Nordhümmling Flag

It is an armourial flag (banner of arms).
According to state archive Hannover the flag was approved on 26 November 1975

Sources: this online catalogue and state archive Hannover
Jörg Majewski, 4 Nov 2007

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Nordhümmling Coat of Arms

[SG Nordhümmling coat of arms] image by Jörg Majewski, 4 Nov 2007

Shield parted per fess wavy, above Gules an eradicated beech Argent accompanied at dexter by a Maltese cross Argent, beneath Argent a dolmen Sable
Meaning:
The upper half displays the arms of Esterwegen, seat of Nordhümmling. The lower half is representing the Hümmling, a ground moraine landscape.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Aug 2017


Municipalities without proper Flag

According to 2 of their local Hauptsatzungen the following municipalities have no proper flag (version of Hauptsatzung in brackets):
Bockhorst (1 November 2012), Breddenberg (4 October 2012) and Hilkenbrook (4 October 2012),
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Aug 2017


Esterwegen Municipality

Esterwegen Flag

[Esterwegen municipal flag] 1:1 image by Jörg Majewski, 6 Nov 2007

It is a red over white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
The flag was approved on 10 January 1972.
Source: this online catalogue
Jörg Majewski, 6 Nov 2007

Esterwegen Coat of Arms

[Esterwegen coat of arms] image by Jörg Majewski, 6 Nov 2007

Shield Gules an eradicated beech Argent accompanied at dexter by a Maltese cross Argent
Source: this online catalogue and state archive Hannover
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Aug 2017


Surwold Municipality

Surwold Flag

[Surwold municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 7 Nov 2007

It is a green over red over black horizontal tricolour with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Jörg Majewski, 7 Nov 2007

Surwold Coat of Arms

[Surwold coat of arms] image by Jörg Majewski, 7 Nov 2007

Shield Argent, an embowed fess Sable, superimposed by an eradicated beech Gules with young sprouts Vert
Meaning:
Stem and sprouts are symbolising the continuous renovation of life. The embowed fess is symbolising the circular entrenchments used for defense against enemies in the past.
The arms were approved on 7 July 1936.
Sources: Hanns Fettweis: "Die Wappen der Städte, Gemeindenund Altkreise des Emslandes", 1989 and municipal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Aug 2017


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