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Geestequelle Comprehensive Municipality (Germany)

Samtgemeinde Geestequelle, Landkreis Rotenburg an der Wümme, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-07-16 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: geestequelle | alfstedt | basdahl | ebersdorf(lower saxony) | hipstedt | oerel | oak | bar(wavy) | razor | sword | boar | st.gangulphus |
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Geestequelle Comprehensive Municipality (SG)

SG Geestequelle Flag

Description of flag:
It is a blue over green horizontal bicolour with centred arms. The shield is surrounded by embowed black inscriptions "Samtgemeinde"(above) and "Geestequelle" (beneath).
Source: I spotted this flag in front of the municipal hall of Geestequelle in Oerel on 23 September 2014.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 July 2017

SG Geestequelle Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Shield Argent, an eradicated oak tree Vert with five leaves, in base a bar wavy Azure.
Meaning:
The bar wavy is symbolising little Geeste River, name giver of the comprehensive municipality. The leaves of the oak tree are symbolising the five municipalities of Geestequelle.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 July 2017


Alfstedt Municipality

Alfstedt Flag

[Alfstedt municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 July 2017

Description of flag:
It is a blue-yellow-blue horizontal triband with stripes of equal width and with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 July 2017

Alfstedt Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Shield Azure, a razor Or in bend sinister.
Meaning:
The razor with an animal's head as hilt was made in the Bronze Age and found in 1954 by Hermann Müller near Alfstedt.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 July 2017


Basdahl Municipality

Basdahl Flag

[Basdahl municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 July 2017

Description of flag:
It is a red-white-red horizontal triband with ratio of stripes approx. 3:7:3. The coat of arms is in the middle of the central stripe.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 July 2017

Basdahl Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Shield parted per pale, at dexter Argent a pair of keys Gules in saltire, at sinister Gules a sword Argent hilted Or in pale.
Meaning:
The crossed keys are representing the Bishopric of Bremen. The sword is symbolising the local court, which had been here in the past.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 July 2017


Ebersdorf Municipality

Ebersdorf Flag

[Ebersdorf municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 July 2017

Description of flag:
It is a green-yellow-green horizontal triband with ratio of stripes approx. 3:7:3. The coat of arms is in the central stripe shifted to the hoist.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 July 2017

Ebersdorf Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Shield Vert, a bend Or charged with a boar passant Sable, in base an axe Or in bend, in chief a spear Or in bend.
Meaning:
The boar (German: Eber) is a canting element. The two weapons (axe and spear) from the Stone Age have been found in the municipality. The colours green and yellow are symbolising forests and farmland.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 July 2017


Hipstedt Municipality

Hipstedt has no proper flag.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 July 2017


Oerel Municipality

Oerel Flag

[Oerel municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 July 2017

Description of flag:
It is a yellow over blue horizontal bicolour with centred arms. Above the shield is an embowed black inscription "Gemeinde Oerel".
Source: I spotted this flag in front of Geestequelle municipal hall on 23 September 2014
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 July 2017

Oerel Flag reported 1970

[Oerel municipal flag 1970] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 July 2017

Description of flag:
It is a blue over white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Sources: this online catalogue and Stefan Schwoon's database, based on Main State Archive Hannover, 3 September 1970
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 July 2017

Oerel Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Shield Azure, a bordure of 20 alternating pieces of sable and Or, a bearded saint Argent in half length portrait, holding a spear and a sword both Or, dressed in clad armour Argent with a Latin cross Sable upon his breast, nimbed Or. The helmet Argent sometimes is coloured Azure.
Meaning:
Oerel was founded in 937. St. Gangulphus, a Burgundian martyr, died in 760 and is patron saint of the local parish church. Oerel is the seat of the comprehensive municipality.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 July 2017


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