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Rethem upon Aller Comprehensive Municipality(Germany)

Samtgemeinde Rethem an der Aller, Heidekreis, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2019-11-20 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Rethem city vertical flag] 17:10 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2013
town hall flag of Rethem City See also:

Rethem upon Aller Comprehensive Municipality

The comprehensive municipality has no proper symbols but shares the symbols of Rethem city.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2013

Rethem upon Aller City

Rethem City Flag

The ratio is approx. 17:10. It is a vertical flag. It is a blue over yellow horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
According to Mrs. Liane Schulz from the city administration also a banner and a pennant are approved but not in use.
Source: JPG-graphics provided by the city of Rethem (Aller)
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2013

Rethem City Coat of Arms

Shield Or, a lion rampant Azure, armed and tongued Gules.
In 1353 city rights had been granted to the village by the dukes Otto and Wilhelm of Lüneburg. The usual denotation was however always market town (Flecken). The oldest seals from the 14th century display the lion beneath a Gothic vault. Since the 15th century he stands in a shield. The lion was depicted as sinister facing on seals from 1564 and 1630. Hupp recommended this version in order to distinguish from the identical arms of the cities of Bleckede and Fallersleben. Since the 18th century however the dexter facing version prevailed again.
Source: Stadler 1970, p.67
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2013

Rethem City plain Flag reported 1891

[Rethem plain flag 1891] 1:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Nov 2011

The ratio is given as 1:2. It was a yellow over blue horizontal bicolour.
Source:H.Ahrens "Hannoversche Landschafts-und Städtewappen", 1891, plate XX
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Nov 2011

Municipalities without proper Flags

The following municipalities have no arms and thus no proper flags: Böhme (Niedersachsen) and Frankenfeld.
Sources: here and here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Nov 2019

Häuslingen Municipality

Häuslingen Flag

[Häuslingen municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 July 2017

Description of flag:
It is an armourial flag (banner of arms).
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 July 2017

Häuslingen Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Shield parted per pale of Gules and Or, a radiant sun under a chevron, all in counterchanged colours.
The colours red and yellow are those of the Welfen kin, the former rulers.The municipality's name is derived from "Haus" (= house). The chevron is symbolising a roof, covering and connecting the former indepent municipalities of Groß Häuslingen and Klein Häuslingen (great and small). Thus the colours have been counterchanged. The sun is symbolising life and fortune in general, especially he is stressing the fact that Häuslingen had been one of the first municipalities in Germany promoting the use of solar energy.
The arms were adopted by the local council on 14 July 2011. The draft was made by Arnold Rabbow.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 July 2017

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