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Geltinger Bucht Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Geltinger Bucht, Kreis Schleswig-Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein

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Introduction of Geltinger Bucht Subcounty (Amt Geltinger Bucht)

On 1 January 2008 the former subcounties (Ämter) of Gelting and Steinbergkirche were dissolved, forming of the Geltinger Bucht Subcounty. Steinbergkirche became capital of the new subcounty.
Jörg Majewski, 29 Aug 2008


Municipality of Gelting

Gelting Municipal Flag

[Gelting municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 15 Apr 2006
approved 8 July 1974

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over yellow over blue horizontal triband.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 8 July 1974.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Dec 2012


Municipality of Hasselberg

Hasselberg Municipal Flag

[Hasselberg municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 20 Apr 2006
approved 12 December 2005

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Dec 2012

Hasselberg Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a golden (= yellow) field over blue and silver (= white) waves stands a green hazelnut bush on a green hill. The bush has three silver (= white) hazelnuts.
Meaning:
The arms are canting. The name of the municipality means: mountain with hazelnut bushes. The number of nuts is symbolizing the settlement cores of Gundelsby, Hasselberg and Schwackendorf.
Source: Reißmann 1997,p.168

The flag was approved on 12 December 2005. The coat of arms was approved on 2 February 1988. The artist is Heinz Reinhold from Stenderupfeld.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Dec 2012


Municipality of Kronsgaard

Kronsgaard Municipal Flag

[Kronsgaard municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 9 Apr 2006
approved 10 June 2002

Description of flag: The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Dec 2012

Kronsgaard Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms: In a blue field is a silver (= white) Latin cross with an anulet at its top. Above the cross is a golden (= yellow) coronet. Meaning: The coronet is canting. Kronsgaard means "court of the crown". The cross is symbolizing a ritual in the village of Insel. There this very cross is called "cross of death" or "key of death", because the cross is announcing an inhabitant#s death and then is overhanded to every inhabitant one by one. The blue colour is symbolizing the nearby Baltic Sea, fishery and tourism. Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 10 June 2002. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Dec 2012


Municipality of Maasholm

Maasholm Municipal Flag

[Maasholm municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 14 Apr 2006
approved 10 Mar 1980

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over white horizontal bicolour. The municipal coat of arms is shifted to the hoist.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Dec 2012

Maasholm Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess into silver (= white) over blue. An downward pointing 5-point fish-catcher is in the centre of the shield. Above right is a blue steering wheel, above left are three blue fish in a starry constellation touching one another with their mouths.
Meaning:
Maasholm is in its current position since about 1700. Older settlements had to be given up due to heavy floodings in the past. Fishery and shipping are the traditional business lines, symbolized by wheel and fish. The colours blue and white are symbolizing the orientation of the white cutters of the local fishermen to the blue Baltic Sea. The fish-catcher, a so called "Elker" was a tool for fish catching on the Schlei Firth especially in winter.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.235

The flag was approved on 10 March 1980. The coat of arms was approved on 8 July 1976.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Dec 2012


Municipality of Rabenholz

Rabenholz Municipal Flag

[Rabenholz municipal flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Dec 2012
approved 4 November 2010

Description of flag:
The ratio is 2:3. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Dec 2012

Rabenholz Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Two black ravens are standing on a golden (= yellow) hill.They are facing one another. Behind in front of a blue sky are four silver trees without greenery.
Meaning:
The colours blue and yellow are those of the former duchy of Schleswig. Ravens and trees together are canting. The golden hill is furthermore representing the fields of grain and rapeseed in summer.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 4 November 2010. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Dec 2012


Municipality of Stangheck

Stangheck Municipal Flag

[Stangheck municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 21 Apr 2006
approved 4 May 1993

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a yellow over blue horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Dec 2012

Stangheck Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess. Above in a blue field is a golden (= yellow) fence gate. Below in a golden (= yellow) field are black antlers.
Meaning:
Both elements are canting. The (back) door is made of wooden bars. Bars and antlers have the same German word: Stangen.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.324

The flag was approved on 4 May 1993. The coat of arms was approved on 6 March 1992. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Dec 2012


Municipality of Steinbergkirche

Steinbergkirche Municipal Flag

[Steinbergkirche municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 28 Apr 2006
approved 23 August 1991

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a yellow flag. The municipal coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Dec 2012

Steinbergkirche Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The blue shield is divided by a silver (= white) saltire. The upper quarter is superimposed by a waning moon crescent (right) and a 6-point star (left). Both are golden (= yellow).
Meaning:
The name of the municipality had been Bredegatt until 1963. The saltire is symbolizing the federal road B 199 and the state road no. 248. Both are of importance for the local tourism. The municipality is considered to be a gate to the Baltic. The blue colour is symbolizing the Flensburg Firth and the Baltic Sea as well. Furthermore the cross is symbolizing a church made of stone, which existed already in 1200. The village nearby was first mentioned in 1652. The villages of Steinbergkirche, Gintoft, Hattlund and Westerholm belonged to the historical Nieharde district, which existed since 1231. Star and crescent are taken from the seal of the district. The dominating colours of blue and yellow are symbolizing the former duchy of Schleswig.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.326

The flag was approved on 23 August 1991. The coat of arms was approved on 6 October 1981. The artist is Heinz Reinhold from Stenderupfeld.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Dec 2012


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