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Itzehoe-Land Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Itzehoe-Land, Kreis Steinburg, Schleswig-Holstein

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[Itzehoe flag)] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 1 Jun 2006

flag of the city of Itzehoe, the seat of the subcounty See also:

Municipality of Bekmünde

Bekmünde Municipal Flag

[Bekmünde flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 7 Jun 2006
approved 6 December 2001

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Dec 2012

Bekmünde Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is tierced per pall reverse by silver (= white) wavy lines. The fields above left and right are plain green. The field below is blue containing a silver (= white),open flood-gate over a sinister facing sturgeon of the same colour.
Meaning:
The wavy lines are symbolizing the mouth of the Bekau. The gates are symboloizing the former Watergate in this place. The sturgeon (German: Stör) is alluding to the river having the same name.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 6 December 2001. The artist is Jo Schütt-Hendel from Oldendorf.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Dec 2012


Municipality of Drage

Drage Municipal Flag

[Drage flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 4 Jun 2006
approved 8 January 2002

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Dec 2012

Drage Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by a silver (=white) fess wavy. Below in a blue field is a silver (= white) boat with a rudder. Above in a green field are two golden (= yellow) panicles of oat between three beech leaves of the same colour. The shield has a golden (= yellow) embattled chief.
Meaning:
The green colour together with beech and oat are symbolizing agriculture and forestry. The wavy line is symbolizing the Bekau, a creek. The boat is alluding to the fact that the village had been a staple market. The golden colour is alluding to local Friedrichsruh palace. The three pinnacles are alluding to the former hamlets of Schäferei/Dorfstraße, Hansch and Tiergarten, which belonged to Drage estate.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 8 January 2002 . The artist is Jo Schütt-Hendel from Oldendorf.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Dec 2012


Municipality of Heiligenstedten

Heiligenstedten Municipal Flag

[Heiligenstedten flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 12 Jun 2006
approved 19 Apilr 1985

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over white horizontal bicolour. The municipal coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Dec 2012

Heiligenstedten Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The blue base is divided by three silver (=white) fesses wavy. In a silver (=white) field a red sailing boat is passing an open flap bridge of the same colour.
Meaning:
The existence oft he village can be proven since the end oft he 11th century as "Holigenstat", which was located on both banks of the Stör river. The bridge had been erected in the 16th century. The base is symbolizing Stör river. The colours are those of Schleswig-Holstein.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.172

The flag was approved on 19 April 1985. The coat of arms was approved on 10 August 1951. The artist is Paul Holtorf from Itzehoe.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Dec 2012


Municipality of Heiligenstedtenerkamp

Heiligenstedtenerkamp Municipal Flag

[Heiligenstedtenerkamp flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 9 Jun 2006
approved 3 March 2004

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.

Heiligenstedtenerkamp Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is quarterly divided into golden (= yellow) and green. The 1st quarter shows a green small cottage, the 2nd quarter a golden (= yellow) pickaxe, the 3rd quarter a golden (= yellow) spade, the 4th quarter a green wheel.
Meaning:
The charges are the mirror of a tenant's life in compulsory service of Heiligenstedten Palace, the typical tools and houses.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 3 June 2004. The artist is Jo Schütt-Hendel from Oldendorf.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Dec 2012


Municipality of Hodorf

Hodorf Municipal Flag

[Hodorf flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 4 Jun 2006
approved 15 September 2003

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Dec 2012

Hodorf Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The green shield is divided by a silver (= white) omega-shaped ribbon, nebuly with one "cloud". Beneath the ribbon is a golden (= yellow) post built hall standing on alternating black and golden (= yellow) pillars.
Meaning:
The green colour is symbolizing the marshes. The white ribbon is symbolizing a local meander of Stör river. The house of that type used in the 2nd century AD. Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 15 September 2003. The artist is Jo Schütt-Hendel from Oldendorf.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Dec 2012


Municipality of Kaaks

Kaaks Municipal Flag

[Kaaks flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Dec 2012
approved 15 November 2011

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Dec 2012

Kaaks Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess wavy into silver (= white) above blue. Above beneath three grren oak leaves is a red cross section of a place surrounded by earthwork. Below is a silver (=white) bridge.
Meaning:
The cross section is symbolizing the Kaaksburg, a fort from the 9th/10th century. The number of leaves is symbolizing the settlement cores of Everstorf, Kaaksburg and Kaaks. Below is the Fischbauchbrücke, finished in 1909, in the waters of the Bekau.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 15 November 2011. The coat of arms was approved on 10 November 1998. The artist is Jo Schütt-Hendel from Oldendorf.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Dec 2012


Municipality of Kleve

Kleve Municipal Flag

[Kleve flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 10 Jun 2006
approved 25 April 2002

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is white flag. At the top edge is a blue stripe, at the bottom edge a green stripe. In the centre of the white stripe is a shield showing a yellow cliff, topped by a green meadow and with a green meadow at its feet. In the dexter chiefpoint is a white 8-point star on a blue sky.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Dec 2012

Kleve Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
It is an "unheraldic" coat of arms, not matching basic heraldic rules.
Meaning:
Therefore the arms are not described in the roll of arms. They are based upon a seal approved by British military government in 1946. The cliff in seal and flag is canting. Furthermore is symbolized that Kleve is located across the border of marshes and moraines.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 25 April 2002. The coat of arms was approved on 6 July 1946.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Dec 2012


Municipality of Mehlbek

Mehlbek Municipal Flag

[Mehlbek flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 11 Jun 2006
approved 8 December 2001

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Dec 2012

Mehlbek Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess wavy into silver (= white) over blue. Above is a red, half-timbered barn flanked by two green 5-point stars on both outer chiefpoints. Below is a silver (= white) millwheel.
Meaning:
The arms are displaying the old barn from Mehlbek Estate. The millwheel is allding to the former village of Möhlenbeke, i.e.: mill on the Bekau. The green stars are symbolizing the fugitives, which found a new home here after having been expelled at the end of WW2.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 8 December 2001. The artist is Jo Schütt-Hendel from Oldendorf.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Dec 2012


Municipality of Ottenbüttel

Ottenbüttel Municipal Flag

[Ottenbüttel flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 11 Jun 2006
approved 27 May 1980

Description of flag: The ratio is 3:5. At the hoist is the pattern of the coat of arms without shield. In the flyend the sheet is horizontally divided by eight alternating red and white stripes. The length of stripes is abit more than half of total width.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Dec 2012

Ottenbüttel Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per bend sinister. Above right in a silver (= white) field is a blue, rooted linden tree. Below left in a red field is a golden (= yellow), sinister facing rooster.
Meaning:
The tree is taken from the arms of the Krummendiek family. Heinrich von Ottenbüttel had been the progenitor of one branch of the Krummendiek kin, who ruled the village for more than 400 years, until it died out in 1598. The rooster is symbolizing that the municipality won the award of the competition "Schönes Dorf" (beautiful village). The municipality was chosen as the most beautiful village of Schleswig-Holstein in 1969. The colours are those of the arms of Schleswig-Holstein.
Source:Reißmann 1997, p.268

The flag was approved on 27 May 1980. The coat of arms was approved on 4 January 1980.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Dec 2012


Municipality of Peissen

Peissen Municipal Flag

[Peissen flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 6 Jun 2006
approved 8 December 2001

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Dec 2012

Peissen Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by a green sinister bend wavy into silver (= white) over golden (= yellow). Above right is a red wheel surrounded by a wreath of eight green birch leaves. Below left is a red urn.
Meaning:
The bend wavy is symbolizing the historical ox trail in the limits of the municipality. The leaves are symbolizing the eight local subdistricts forming the municipality. The wheel is symbolizing agriculture and forestry. The urn is symbolizing archaeological excavations.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 8 December 2001. The artist is Jo Schütt-Hendel from Oldendorf.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Dec 2012


Municipality of Schlotfeld

Schlotfeld Municipal Flag

[Schlotfeld flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 5 Jun 2006
approved 17 December 2002

Description of flag: The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Dec 2012

Schlotfeld Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms: The shield is divided by a s-shaped line (German term: divided per snake) into golden (=yellow) and green. The dexter half is superimposed by two golden (= yellow) leaves of linden tree ordered bendily. The sinister half is superimposed by three green leaves pf linden tree also ordered bendily but in a triangular constellation. Meaning: The s-shaped line is symbolizing the bek, a creek, a tributary of Rantzau creek. The leaves are symbolizing the settlement cores of Amönenwarte, Rothenmühlen, Mühlenweg, Oesau and Schlotfeld. The are also alluding to a linden tree having stood on the border to Itzhoe. The tree was destroyed by a tempest in 1983. The colours are symbolizing the landscape. Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 17 December 2002. The artista are Gisela Andersen from Schlotfeld and Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Dec 2012


Municipality of Silzen

Silzen Municipal Flag

[Silzen flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 12 Jun 2006
approved 10 December 2003

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Dec 2012

Silzen Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by a s-shaped line (German term: divided per snake) into golden (=yellow) over green. Above left is a red pyramid. Below left is golden leave of linden tree with an infructescence.
Meaning:
The red pyramid is taken from the arms of the von Seltslinger kin,local rulers first mentioned in 1342. The leaf is symbolizing local woods and an alleyway of linden trees flanking the local mainstreet. The colours are symbolizing the landscape.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 10 December 2003. The coat of arms was approved on 9 April 2003. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Dec 2012


Municipality of Winseldorf

Winseldorf Municipal Flag

[Winseldorf flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Dec 2012
approved 11 June 2008

Description of flag:
The ratio is 2:3. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Dec 2012

Winseldorf Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The green shield is divided by a silver (= white) bend sinister wavy. Above right and below left is a silver (= white) blossom of a chequered lily (Latin: Fritillaria imperialis)
Meaning:
The green colour is symbolizing meadows. The bend is symbolizing the Rantzau creek. The flowers are an endemic species.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 11 June 2008. The artist is Jo Schütt-Hendel from Oldendorf.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Dec 2012


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