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Nordkehdingen Comprehensive Municipality (Germany)

Samtgemeinde Nordkehdingen, Stade County, Lower Saxony

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[SG Nordkehdingen] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 May 2009 See also:

Samtgemeinde Nordkehdingen

Constituent municipalities: Balje, Freiburg a.d. Elbe Market Town (Flecken), Krummendeich, Oederquart, Wischhafen.
Description of flag: It is a yellow over white horizontal bicolour with the coat of arms in its centre.
Description of coat of arms: In a red shield is St.Mary, nimbed and crowned golden, sitting on a golden chair, dressed in a silver robe, holding child Jesus, dressed silver and nimbed golden, in her left arm and holding a white flower with stem in her right hand.
Meaning: This was the coat of arms of former county of Kehdingen since 1397 with some minor changes. After the other municipalities had of the former county had agreed, the coat of arms was officially adopted in 1972 with permission of the former district government of Stade.
For further information click: www.nordkehdingen.de
Source: §2 (2) of Hauptsatzung of Samtgemeinde Nordkehdingen, dated 22 August 1996, last updated on 28 February 2002.
*A "Samtgemeinde", also called "collective municipality" is a combination of several municipalities to an administrative community in Lower Saxony.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 May 2009


SG Nordkehdingen Arms

[SG Nordkehdingen CoA] image from the SG-site.

Flecken Freiburg an der Elbe

[Flecken Freiburg a.d. Elbe] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 May 2009

Flecken Freiburg a.d. Elbe (Samtgemeinde Nordkehdingen ; Stade county; Lower Saxony).
A „Flecken“ is a denomination, which is, as far as I know, in Northern Germany only used in Lower Saxony. According to Dr.Ulrich March, former headmaster and historician in Bad Bramstedt (Schleswig-Holstein), you can find the “Flecken” already in the names of streets, then called either “Bleek” or “Bleck”. A “Flecken” was a town with minor rights in comparison with a city. One substantial right was to have a market. Therefore it might be translated as market town. Today the title is probably without any importance. To gain the title of a city a town needs at least 10,000 inhabitants, unless the title wasn’t gained very early.
Description of flag: It is a white over red horizontal bicolour with the coat of arms in its centre.
Description of coat of arms: In a red field is a black castle masoned silver with a closed golden gate. The walls are topped by two silver torrets, each having pinnacles and a triangular shaped gable. Te castle is topped by two crossed silver keys.
Meaning: The coat of arms has a long tradition. The town was fortified in the middle ages.
For further information click: municipal webpage
Source: §2 (2) of Hauptsatzung of Freiburg a.d. Elbe, dated 18 December 2006
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 May 2009


Freiburg a der Elbe arms

[Freiburg a.d. Elbe CoA] image from the SG-site.

Wischhafen municipality

[Wischhafen flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 May 2009

Municipality of Wischhafen (Samtgemeinde Nordkehdingen ; Stade county; Lower Saxony)
Description of flag: It is a white over green horizontal bicolour with the coat of arms in its centre.
Description of coat of arms: In a silver shield is a green hill upon the base, superimposed by a silver fessy, wavy line. Above the hill are three black wolf traps.
Meaning: The green hill is representing the former settlement of Altendorf. The wavy line is representing the kin of von Drewes, that had died out. Finally the wolf traps are representing the former settlement of Wolfsbruch, where the last wolves in Kehdingen had been caught.
For further information click: municipal webpage
Source: §2 no.2 of Hauptsatzung of Wischhafen, dated 26 February 2007
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 May 2009


Wischhafen arms

[Wischhafen coat of arms] image from the SG-site.

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