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Schafflund Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Schafflund, Kreis Schleswig-Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein

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Municipality of Großenwiehe

Großenwiehe Municipal Flag

[Großenwiehe municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 26 Apr 2006
approved 10 March 1995

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over yellow horizontal bicolour. The municipal coat of arms is shifted to the top that way, that the upper edge of the base is straight upon the borderline of both stripes.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Dec 2012

Großenwiehe Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a golden (= yellow) field is a blue kite. On the blue base is a golden panicle of oat.
Meaning:
The division of the shield is symbolizing the former municipalities of Großenwiehe und Schobüll, which had been united in 1970. The bird of prey is considered to be canting, as "wiehe" is said to be "Weihe", i.e. a kite. But that's an equivocation, because the name is derived from Old Danish "wighæ", which is a fortification. The panicle is symbolizing agriculture as main business line. The colours are those of the county and of the former duchy of Schleswig.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.153

The flag was approved on 10 March 1995. The coat of arms was approved on 8 August 1988. The artists are Hans Frieder Kühne, Inke Andresen and Martin Reißmann.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Dec 2012


Municipality of Hörup

Hörup Municipal Flag

[Hörup municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 18 Apr 2006
approved 21 August 1995

Description of flag:
The ratio is 2:3. It is blue over yellow over blue horizontal triband. The municipal coat of arms is in the centre of the yellow stripe.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Dec 2012

Hörup Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In the centre of the blue shield is a wooden bridge with a base of stone. Below are eight wave peaks ordered 2:3:3. Above are three 5-point stars ordered 1:2. All elements are golden (= yellow).
Meaning:
Many little creeks are crossing the municipality. Therefore a lot of bridges were needed. King Christian VII ordered three bridges to be built in 1769. The bridge on the shield is representing the numerous bridges of the municipality. The eight peaks are symbolizing the current number of local bridges. The stars are symbolizing the united municipalities of Hörup, Neu-Hörup and Bärenshöft. The blue colour is symbolizing the riches of water.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.179

The flag was approved on 21 August 1995. The coat of arms was approved on 12 November 1991.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Dec 2012


Municipality of Lindewitt

Lindewitt Municipal Flag

[Lindewitt municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 28 Apr 2006
approved 25 May 2000

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Dec 2012

Lindewitt Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess wavy. Above in a silver (= white) field is a green leaf of linden tree accompanied by an infructescence of the same colour. The infructescence has five seed capsules. Below in a green field is a half silver (=white) wheel.
Meaning:
The leaf is a canting element. The number of seed capsules is symbolizing the union of the former municipalities of Kleinwiehe, Lindewitt-Lüngerau, Linnau, Riesbriek and Sillerup, which happened in 1974. The wavy line is symbolizing the creeks Rodau and Linnau. The lower half is symbolizing agriculture. The half wheel is also alluding to a watermill on the banks of the Linnau creek. The colours are symbolizing water and meadows.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.228

The flag was approved on 25 May 2000. The coat of arms was approved on 11 July 1989. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Dec 2012

Note the extremely accurate representation of the (canting) linden leaf and fruits.
In Germany, the three most common linden are the common linden (aka Dutch linden), Tilia x vulgaris Hayne (= T. intermedia DC.), the big-leaved linden T. platyphyllos Scop., and the small-leaved linden T. cordata Miller (= T. ulmifolia Scop., T. parvifolia Ehrh.). The common linden is a hybrid between the two other linden species.
Ivan Sache, 29 Apr 2006


Municipality of Medelby

Medelby Municipal Flag

[Medelby municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 18 Apr 2006
approved 9 May 1995

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a green over yellow horizontal bicolour with ratio approx. 1:3. The municipal coat of arms is shifted to the hoist.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Dec 2012

Medelby Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is tierced per pall reverse. Above central is a green branch of alder tree with seven leaves in a golden (= yellow) field. Below right is a golden (=yellow) facetted Greek cross in a green field. Below left is a golden (=yellow) cross, made of windmill vanes, in a green field.
Meaning:
The leaves are taken from the seal of the Karrharde (today Nordfriesland county). Medelby belonged to Südtondern county until 1970 and had been capital of a subcounty within Südtondern until 1965. There had been seven balls in the seal, which had been changed to alder leaves in case of Medelby. The (Greek) cross is alluding to Medelby's tradition as a parish and the cross of vanes is alluding to the existence of a windmill in the municipality. The colours are symbolizing agriculture
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.238

The flag was approved on 9 May 1995. The coat of arms was approved on 21 April 1992. The artists are Egon Ossowski and I.Christiansen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Dec 2012


Municipality of Nordhackstedt

Nordhackstedt Municipal Flag

[Nordhackstedt municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 23 Apr 2006
approved 6 April 1989

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over yellow horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Dec 2012

Nordhackstedt Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess. Above in a golden (= yellow) field is a blue plough. Below in a blue field is a golden (= yellow) butter churn with a churning stick.
Meaning:
They plough is symbolizing agriculture. The churn is alluding to the fact, that in Norderhackstedt there had been very early dairy farms, which had been connected to a cooperative in 1885. The colours are those of the former duchy of Schleswig.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.256

The flag was approved on 6 April 1989. The coat of arms was approved on 3 February 1983. The artist is Otto Schade from Hürup.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Dec 2012


Municipality of Osterby

Osterby Municipal Flag

[Osterby municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 16 Apr 2006
approved 21 June 1999

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Dec 2012

Osterby Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The green shield is divided by a silver (= white) fess wavy. Above is a golden (= yellow) radiant, rising sun. Below is a silver (=white) topknot.
Meaning:
The sun is a canting element. Osterby is the eastern village and the sun rises in the East. The knot is a so called Suebi's knot. The knot is alluding to the very old settlements in this place. During excavations a corpse had been found wearing such kind of a knot. The fess wavy is symbolizing local Osterbek creek.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 21 June 1999. The coat of arms was approved on 14 May 1998. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Dec 2012


Municipality of Wallsbüll

Wallsbüll Municipal Flag

[Wallsbüll municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 24 Apr 2006
approved 6 July 1989

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. The green sheet is divided by two narrow, horizontal wide stripes. Between the stripes in the middle is the municipal coat of arms.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Dec 2012

Wallsbüll Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The silver (= white) shield is divided by a blue sinister bend wavy. Above right is a green branch of oak with three leaves and two acorns. Below left is a black plough.
Meaning:
The bend wavy is symbolizing Wallsbek creek. The branch is alluding to the grove of Eichen Kratt in the North of the municipality. The plough is symbolizing cultivation of the heather, which ended about the bginning of the 20th century.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.353

The flag was approved on 6 July 1989. The coat of arms was approved on 23 April 1985. The artist is Otto Schade from Hürup.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Dec 2012


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