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Lengerich Comprehensive Municipality (Germany)

Samtgemeinde Lengerich, Landkreis Emsland, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-09-01 by klaus-michael schneider
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[SG Lengerich banner] image by Jörg Majewski, 19 Nov 2007
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Lengerich Comprehensive Municipality (SG)

SG Lengerich Banner

It is a blue-yellow-blue vertical triband. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Sources: this online catalogue and 2(3) of Hauptsatzung of Lengerich Comprehensive Municipality, version 15 December 2011
Jörg Majewski, 19 Nov 2007

SG Lengerich Coat of Arms

[SG Lengerich coat of arms] image by Jörg Majewski, 19 Nov 2007

Shield Azure, two croziers Or in saltire, the upper quarter charged with a grain sheaf, the lower quarter with an anchor, the others with a cross patty, all charges Or.
Meaning:
The two croziers are taken from the Werden Abbey, to whom the village of Lengerich belonged from 1269-1802. The two crosses are symbolising the two parishes in Bawinkel and Lengerich. The sheaf is symbolising the rural character of the municipality. The anchor and colours are taken from the arms of the former Lingen County, to which the area belonged until 1975.
The arms were approved on 14 July 1978.
Sources: Ralf Hartemink's webpage, 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Lengerich Comprehensive Municipality, version 15 December 2011 and Hanns Fettweis, "Die Wappen der Städte, Gemeinden und Altkreise des Emslandes", 1989
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Sep 2017


Bawinkel Municipality

Bawinkel Banner

[Bawinkel municipal banner] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Sep 2017

It is a blue-yellow-blue vertical triband. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: 2(3) of Hauptsatzung of Bawinkel Municipality, version 16 July 2012
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Sep 2017

Bawinkel Armourial Flag

[Bawinkel armourial banner] 1:1 image by Jörg Majewski, 20 Nov 2007

It is a banner of arms. this online catalogue
Jörg Majewski, 20 Nov 2007

Bawinkel Coat of Arms

[Bawinkel coat of arms] image by Jörg Majewski, 20 Nov 2007

Shield Azure, a chevron Or topped by a Latin crosslet patty Or, flanked by three trefoils Or, two in chief, one in base.
Meaning:
Chevron and cross are alluding to the old parish church. The trefoils are representing the remained hamlets of Groß-Bawinkel, Plankorth, and Duisenburg.
Source: 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Bawinkel Municipality, version 16 July 2012
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Sep 2017


Gersten Municipality

Gersten Banner

[Gersten municipal banner] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Sep 2017

It is a blue-yellow-blue vertical triband. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue and 2(3) of Hauptsatzung of Gersten Municipality, version 26 June 2012
Klaus-Michael Schneider,

Gersten Coat of Arms

Shield parted per bendlet sinister Sable, beneath again parted per bendlet, above right Azure an eradicated linden Or with six leaves, above left Or a cross patty Azure, beneath Or a farmhouse Azure in half timber.
Source: 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Gersten Municipality, version 26 June 2012
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Sep 2017


Handrup Municipality

Handrup Banner

[Handrup municipal banner] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Sep 2017

It is a blue-yellow-blue vertical triband. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: 2(3) of Hauptsatzung of Handrup Municipality, version 5 June 2012 andthis online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Sep 2017

Handrup Coat of Arms

Shield Azure parted by a pall reversed Or, above right a tower Or, above left a grain sheaf Or, beneath the gable of a belfry Or with bell.
Meaning:
The grain chief is symbolising the rural character. The tower belongs to Leonium Gymnasium, a grammar school.
Source: 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Handrup Municipality, version 5 June 2012
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Sep 2017


Langen (Emsland) Municipality

Langen (Emsland) Banner

[Langen (Emsland) municipal banner] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Sep 2017

It is a blue-yellow-blue vertical triband. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: 2(3) of Hauptsatzung of Langen Municipality, version 11 July 2012 and this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Sep 2017

Langen (Emsland) Coat of Arms

Shield Azure with bordure Or, parted by an embowed barrulet Or, above right a hammer in pale Or with an oak leaf and an acorn of the same, surrounded by a circle Or above broken, above left a church Or, beneath seven grain ears Or.
Meaning:
The church is representing the local Catholic parish church, dedicated to St. Matthew. The grain ears are symbolising the seven villages, having been incorporated to Langen.
Source: 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Langen Municipality, version 11 July 2012
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Sep 2017


Lengerich (Emsland) Municipality

Lengerich (Emsland) Banner

[Lengerich (Emsland) municipal banner] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Sep 2017

It is a blue-yellow-blue vertical triband. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: 2(3) of Hauptsatzung of Lengerich Municipality, version 29 March 2012 and this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Sep 2017

Lengerich (Emsland) Coat of Arms

Shield Azure with bordure Or, parted by an embowed fess Or, above a grain sheaf Or in fess, accompanied by a cross patty Or in dexter chief, beneath a watermill's wheel Or.
Meaning:
The wheel is representing local watermills, such as Hesemann's Mil and Raming's Mill. The cross is alluding to the local parish church. The ear is symbolising the rural character.
Source: 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Lengerich Municipality, version 29 March 2012
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Sep 2017


Wettrup Municipality

Wettrup Banner

[Wettrup municipal banner] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Sep 2017

It is a blue-yellow-blue vertical triband. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: 2(3) of Hauptsatzung of Wettrup Municipality, version 11 April 2012 and this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Sep 2017

Wettrup Coat of Arms

Shield divided by a pall reversed Or, above right Azure a bunch of three grain ears Or, above left Azure a monument Or, beneath Or fimbriated Azure an eradicated oak Azure.
Meaning:
The grain is symbolising the rural character. The monument ist he 3-Rulers-Stone, a boundary stone on the borders of the Bishopric of Münster, the Bishopric of Osnabrück and the Principality of Orange(-Nassau). The prince had been sovereign of the Lower County and Upper County of Lingen. On the stone is carved the year "1652". The oak tree is the Pius-Oak, planted in 1876 on occasion of the 30-years anniversary of the papacy of Pius IX. The oak has a circumference of stem of 3.40 meters and a diameter of tree top of about 20 meters.
Sources: 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Wettrup Municipality, version 11 April 2012,
here and here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Sep 2017


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