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Spelle Comprehensive Municipality (Germany)

Samtgemeinde Spelle, Landkreis Emsland, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-08-27 by klaus-michael schneider
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[SG Spelle flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 21 Nov 2007
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Comprehensive Municipality (SG)

Flag

It is a blue-yellow-blue horizontal triband with ratio of stripes 1:3:1. The coat of arms is shifted to the hoist.
Sources: this online catalogue and §2(3) of Hauptsatzung of Spelle Comprehensive Municipality, version 17 February 2005
Jörg Majewski, 21 Nov 2007

Coat of Arms

[SG Spelle coat of arms] image by Jörg Majewski, 21 Nov 2007

Shield Or charged with a "Y" Azure and having a bordure of 14 alternating pieces of Azure and Or.
Meaning:
The "Y" is probably symbolising the three municipalities of SG Spelle.
The arms were approved on 19 June 1977.
Sources:
[1] Hanns Fettweis, "Die Wappen der Städte, Gemeinden und Altkreise des Emslandes", 1989.
[2] email from the comprehensive municipality on 21 April 2005
[3] §2(3) of Hauptsatzung of Spelle Comprehensive Municipality, version 17 February 2005
Klaus-Michael Schneider,


Lünne Municipality

Lünne Flag

[Lünne municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 22 Nov 2007

It is a horizontal 5-stripes flag with alternating blue and yellow stripes. The coat of arms is in the flaghead without shield.
Source: this online catalogue
Jörg Majewski, 22 Nov 2007

Lünne Banner

[Lünne municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 22 Nov 2007

It is a vertical 5-stripes flag with alternating blue and yellow stripes. The coat of arms is in the bannerhead without shield.

Lünne Coat of Arms

[Lünne coat of arms] image by Jörg Majewski, 22 Nov 2007

Shield parted per pale wavy, at dexter Azure a sheaf Or, at sinister Or a spinning wheel Azure
Sources:  State Archive Hannover and §2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Lünne Municipality, version 25 February 1997
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Aug 2017


Schapen Municipality

Flag

[Schapen municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 23 Nov 2007

It is a red-green-red horizontal triband. The coat of arms with a white fimbriation is shifted to the hoist.
Source: this online catalogue
Jörg Majewski, 23 Nov 2007

Schapen Coat of Arms

[Schapen coat of arms] image by Jörg Majewski, 23 Nov 2007

Shield Gules, parted by a bend wavy Vert fimbriated Argent, above left a sheep Argent, beneath right an urn Argent.
Meaning:
The fimbriations are representing two local creeks: Giegel-Aa and Moosbeeke. Their six waves are representing the hamlets Kirchhof, Bramhof, Borken, Veerkamp, Barwöste and Kranenmoor. The sheep is a canting element. The urn is alluding to the existence of a local settlement for more than 2000 years.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Aug 2017


Spelle Municipality

Spelle Flag

[Spelle municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 24 Nov 2007

It is a blue-yellow-blue horizontal triband with ratio of stripes 1:3:1. The coat of arms is shifted to the hoist within the yellow stripe.
According to state archive Hannover the flag was approved on 12 January 1979.
Sources: this online catalogue
Jörg Majewski, 24 Nov 2007

Spelle Coat of Arms

[Spelle municipal coat of arms] image by Jörg Majewski, 24 Nov 2007


Meaning:
The two oak trees are a canting symbol; the village was first mentioned in 890 as Spinoloha, or Spindelbaumwald (forest of European spindle trees), but oaks are a much more common species of tree in the region. The trees are shown with roots, for the village of Varenrode (Roden means clearing forest). The tower symbolising the former castle and estate of Venhaus. The plough in base is symbolising the rural character of the municipality.
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Aug 2017


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