Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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4:7 image by Jarig Bakker, 24 Apr 2008
Description of current flag:
The city of Lohne (Oldenburg) is part of Vechta County in Lower Saxony. Its flag is three equal horizontal stripes of blue and yellow with in centre the city arms.
Flagproportions 4:7; approved 26 April 1957. The flagcolours were derived from the fourth field, resp. the first and fourth field of the city arms.
Source: this photo
Anne von Figura, 17 Mar 2008
Description of coat of arms:
Shield quartered, 1st quarter Or two bars Gules, 2nd quarter Argent a church Gules roofed Azure, 3rd quarter Gules, a coronet Or topped by a swan's wing Argent, 4th quarter Azure a cross moline fitchy gyronny Or.
Fields 1 and 4 (fesses and cross), symbolise the relationship with the former Grandduchy of Oldenburg. Field 2 represents the city character. Lohne was founded as a consequence of the building of a church, so a religious building was chosen to represent the Christian character of the city. Field 3 stands for the Lohner industry. The first industry was in feathers, so a swan's wing arises from a golden coronet. The coronet represents the wages (German: Lohn) and price of the citizens' ingenuity.
The arms were granted on 3 January 1912 by Friedrich August, last Grandduke of Oldenburg.
Source: Stadler 1970, p.57
Anne von Figura, 17 Mar 2008 and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 June 2017
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