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Hannover Region (Germany)

Region Hannover, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Hannover Region flag] 3:5, image by Jörg Majewski, 14 Dec 2011 See also:

Regional Flag

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a red over yellow horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: this online catalogue.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Dec 2011

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms
In a red shield above is a golden (=yellow) statant lion; below is a silver (=white) trefoil seeded red.
Meaning:
The lion is symbolizing the Welfen kin, the former rulers. The trefoil probably is a modification of that one appearing in the arms of the city Hannover.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Dec 2011

Former County Flag

[Hannover county bicolour]
speculative image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jan 2014
[Hannover county 6-stripes]
speculative image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jan 2014
 
 

Description of county flag#1:
It was a blue over red horizontal bicolour. (left image)
Description of county flag#2:
It was a 6-stripes flag divided by alternating horizontal blue and red stripes. (right image)
!!Please note that the description allows the two interpretations above, but I am not sure, which one matches in the end.!!
Source: [sta64], p.43
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jan 2014


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