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Comprehensive Municipality of Hanstedt (Germany)

Samtgemeinde Hanstedt, Kreis Harburg, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2013-12-09 by klaus-michael schneider
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[SG Hanstedt municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Dec 2013



Comprehensive Municipality of Hanstedt

Description of flag:
It is a red over yellow horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of the Comprehensive Municipality of Hanstedt, version 1 March 2012
Description of coat of arms:
In a golden (= yellow) shield is a blackcock.
Meaning:
The blackcock is a typical animal for the moors and heathers in the area and is thus chosen as a symbol for the municipality.
Source: Ralf hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Dec 2013

Municipality of Asendorf

[Asendorf municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Apr 2007

Description of flag:
Its ratio is 3:5. It's a red over white horizontal bicolour superimposed by the coat of arms.
Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess. The chief shows a red Greek cross superimposed by a red saltire in a silver (=white) field. The base shows a silver arm holding a torn chain in its hand in a red field.
Meaning:
The crosses are denoted as an 8-star, symbolizing the Nordic Gods and Goddesses from the Edda poem (germ: "Asen") who gave the village its name. The arm is that of old age hero Hinnark the Strong, who is said to have lived in Asendorf.
Source: I spotted this flag on 29 March 2007. The information about the coat of arms was taken from "Samtgemeinde Hanstedt Bürgerinformationen 2007/2008" p.22.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Apr 2007

Municipality of Brackel

[Brackel municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Apr 2007

Description of flag:
Its ratio is 3:5. It's a vertically divided red-white-red flag superimposed by the coat of arms. The ratio of the stripes is 3:5:3.
Description of coat of arms:
In a red shield is a silver (=white) flax breaker, that's a tool which was used in the production of linen.
Source: I spotted this flag on 29 March 2007. The information about the coat of arms was taken from "Samtgemeinde Hanstedt Bürgerinformationen 2007/2008" p.26.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Apr 2007

Municipality of Egestorf

[Egestorf municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Apr 2007
adopted 19 Mar 1984

Description of flag:
Its ratio is 3:5. It's a yellow over white horizontal bicolour superimposed by the coat of arms in the centre of the flag.
Description of coat of arms: In a red shield is a silver (=white) church with a separated bell-tower on the chief and five golden (=yellow) ears of grain on the base.
Meaning:
It's a picture of the old St.Stephens (=Stephanus) church in Egestorf.
The grain symbolizes the 5 villages which form the municipality. They are Egestorf, Sahrendorf, Schätzendorf , Döhle and Evendorf. The villages were united on 1 July 1972. Sahrendorf and Schätzendorf merged already in 1928.
Source: The image of the flag was made according to Main State Archive Hannover, where the flag was submitted on 19 March 1984, so described in http://kommunalflaggen.de/. The information about the coat of arms was taken from "Samtgemeinde Hanstedt Bürgerinformationen 2007/2008" p.30.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Apr 2007

Municipality of Hanstedt

[Hanstedt municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Sep 2007

Description of flag:
It is a red over green horizontal bicolour with the coat of arms in its centre.
Source: municipal webpage, containing a photo of the "Küsterhaus". On the right side you can see a small image of the flag.
Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess. The base is a red field with a silver (=white) fess wavy. The chief is divided per pale. In the dexter chief is a red windmill in a silver (=white) field. In the sinister chief is a silver (=white) man, throwing a big stone, in a green field.
Meaning:
The wavy line is representing the Aue creek. The windmill stands for a historic mill. The bearded man is an image of the famous giant "Brunse", who is about to throw a stone into the village.
Source: Samtgemeinde Hanstedt, Bürgerinformationen 2007/2008, p.20.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Sep 2007

Municipality of Marxen

[Marxen municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Apr 2007

Description of flag:
It's ratio is probably 3:5. It's a red over white horizontal bicolour superimposed by the coat of arms in the centre of the flag.
Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per pale. On the dexter side is a silver (=white) kettle hook in a red field. On the sinister side is a broken branch of an oak tree with two green leaves and two green acorns.
Meaning:
The kettlehook marks the existence of a very old settlement of early tribes of Germans. The branch points out, that the village was located near a wood and the old name of the village was indeed "Marxen am Wald" (=Marxen at the wood).
Source: I spotted this flag on 28 March 2007 in Marxen. The information about the coat of arms was taken from "Samtgemeinde Hanstedt Bürgerinformationen 2007/2008" p.35.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Apr 2007

Municipality of Undeloh

[Undeloh municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Apr 2007
adopted 19 Mar 1984

Description of flag:
Its ratio is 3:5. It's a green over white horizontal bicolour superimposed by the coat of arms in the centre of the flag.
Description of coat of arms: The shield is divided per pale. The dexter side shows in a silver (=white) field a red bell-tower with green roof placed on green ground. The sinister side shows in a black field golden (=yellow) antlers of a stag.
Meaning:
The tower is the landmark of the municipality. The antlers are taken from the coat of arms of the former municipality of Wehlen, which forms together with Undeloh and Wesel the current municipality.
Source: The image of the flag was made according to Main State Archive Hannover, where the flag was submitted on unknown date, so described in http://kommunalflaggen.de/. The information about the coat of arms was taken from "Samtgemeinde Hanstedt Bürgerinformationen 2007/2008" p.39.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Apr 2007


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