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Gardelegen Hanseatic City (Germany)

Hansestadt Gardelegen, Altmark Salzwedel County, Saxony-Anhalt

Last modified: 2018-11-22 by klaus-michael schneider
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[City of Gardelegen tricolou flag] 3:5 image by Thomas Rystau, 4 Aug 2018
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Hanseatic City of Gardelegen

Gardelegen is located in the Altmark, an area in the north of Saxony-Anhalt (the county is Altmarkkreis Salzwedel).
Source: Günther 1996a.
Stefan Schwoon, 21 May 2001

Gardelegen Flag

It is a red over white over green horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider,

Gardelegen Banner

[City of Gardelegen tricolour banner] image by Thomas Rystau, 22 Nov 2018

It is a red-white-green vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top
Source: this online catalogue
Thomas Rystau, 22 Nov 2018

Gardelegen Vertical Bicolour reported 1996

[City of Gardelegen bicolour 1996 banner] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 21 May 2001

The city before used a red-green vertical bicolour with the arms shifted to the top.
Source: Günther 1996a.
Stefan Schwoon, 21 May 2001

Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess, at dexter Argent a demi-eagle Gules armed Or and couped per pale; at sinister Argent with base Vert, issuant from base three hop poles Vert with hops plants Vert.
The oldest city seals from 1309 and 1327 more or less already displayed the current pattern. In the 14th century there had been several breweries in the city. In the beginning there had been five rough poles, later the had been refined and their number decreased to four or currently three, which is the same as in a sculpture from 1553 on top of the city gate to Stendal. The base in the sinister half was added after 1996. The eagle is the Brandenburgian one, as the Altmark (German for "old march") was the oldest possession of Brandenburg.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Stefan Schwoon, 21 May 2001 and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Aug 2018

The arms were approved on 5 July 2004 by Minister of Interior of Saxony-Anhalt.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Aug 2018

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