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Garrel Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Garrel, Landkreis Cloppenburg, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Garrel municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 July 2017 See also:

Current Flag

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over red horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database, based on letter from local administration from 5 April 2004
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 July 2017

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Shield Or, a shepherd with garment Gules, coat Azure, hat, staff and sabots Sable.
The arms were approved in the 1960s and are based on the older seal of the town, which displayed a shepherd without a shield. Sheep herding was an important business line in the area for many centuries, hence the choice of the shepherd. The colours are derived from the colours of the Bishopric of Münster and the Grand-Duchy of Oldenburg, to which the town historically belonged. The flag colours are those of the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg.
Source: Stadler 1970, p.41
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 July 2017

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