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Börde county (Germany)

Landkreis Börde, Sachsen-Anhalt

Last modified: 2018-09-12 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: boerde(county) | ohre(county) | rider | snake | quartered | grain(ear) | scythe(blade) | beech(branch) | bend sinister(wavy) |
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[Börde County flag] 3:5 image by Jens Pattke, 18 Aug 2007 See also:

Börde County

The county was established by merging the former counties of Ohrekreis and Bördekreis as part of the administrative changes on 1 July 2007.
Source: §2 of Hauptsatzung of Börde County, last updated on 16 August 2017
Jens Pattke, 18 Aug 2007

Börde Flag

It is a red-white-red horizontal triband with ratio of stripes 1:4:1. The coat of arms is in the middle of the white stripe.
Source: §2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Börde County, last updated on 16 August 2017
Jens Pattke, 18 Aug 2007

Börde Vertical Flag

[Börde county vertical flag] 3:5 image by Jens Pattke, 18 Aug 2007

It is a red-white-red vertical triband with ratio of stripes 1:4:1. The coat of arms is in the white stripe and shifted to the top.
Source: §2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Börde County, last updated on 16 August 2017
Jens Pattke, 18 Aug 2007

Börde Coat of Arms

[Börde county coat of arms] 3:5 image by Jens Pattke, 18 Aug 2007

Shield Gules a rider passant Argent with shield and spear, based on a meander shaped snake.
Source: §2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Börde County, last updated on 16 August 2017

The charge is the Hornhäuser Reiter, the motive of the Hornhäuser Reiterstein, the Riderstone of Hornhausen. The stone, excavated in 1874, is the first of four panels found in the municipality of Hornhausen in Börde district. The rider is presumed to depict a Franconian warrior from the 7th century.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 25 Aug 2007

Flags and arms were adopted on 12 July 2007 by the local parliament (Kreistag) and approved by Minister of Interior of Saxony-Anhalt on 10 August 2007.
Jens Pattke, 18 Aug 2007


Bördekreis County (- 2007)

Bördekreis Flag

[Börde County flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 7 Jan 2007

It is a red over white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Jörg Majewski, 7 Jan 2007

Bördekreis Vertical fFag

[Börde vertical flag] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 7 Jan 2007

It is a red-white vertical bicolour with arms shifted to the top.
Jörg Majewski, 7 Jan 2007

Bördekreis Coat of Arms

[Börde CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 7 Jan 2007

Shield quartered of Argent and Gules, 2nd quarter charged with a grain ear Or, 3rd quarter charged with a scythe blade Or, over all a bend wavy Azure.
Meaning:
The Magdeburger Börde is one of Germany's breadbaskets. Blade and ear are stressing the rural character. The bend wavy is representing Bode River and its wetlands.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Aug 2018

The arms were approved by Minister of Interior of Saxony-Anhalt on 14 October 1994.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Aug 2018


Ohre County

Ohre Flag

[Ohre County flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 20 Jan 2007

It is a red over white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Jörg Majewski, 20 Jan 2007

Ohre Vertical Flag

[Ohre vertical flag] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 20 Jan 2007

It is a red-white vertical bicolour with arms shifted to the top.
Jörg Majewski, 20 Jan 2007

Ohre Coat of Arms

[Ohre CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 20 Jan 2007

Shield parted per bend sinister wavy, above right Gules a beech branch Argent with five leaves, beneath left a bend sinister wavy Azure.
Meaning:
The bend wavy is representing Ohre creek, name giver of the county. The brnach is symbolising the extended beech groves of Flechtingen. The colours of the county had been those of the Archbishopric of Magdeburg.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Aug 2018

The arms were approved by Minister of Interior of Saxony-Anhalt on 11 May 1995.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Aug 2018


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