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Barnstorf Comprehensive Municipality (Germany)

Samtgemeinde Barnstorf, Landkreis Diepholz, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-08-08 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Barnstorf Market Town flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Nov 2016
flag of Barnstorf Market Town
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Barnstorf Comprehensive Municipality (SG)

Barnstorf comprehensive municipality was established in 1974 and consists of the Barnstorf market town, being the seat of comprehensive municipality, and the municipalities of Drebber, Drentwede and Eydelstedt. It had 12 016 inhabitants in 2015 and covers 205.9 km². Barnstorf comprehensive municipality shares the arms with the namesake market town and has no proper flag.
Source: 2 of Hauptsatzung of Barnstorf Comprehensive Municipality, version 27 March 2012
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Nov 2016


Municipalities without proper Flag

The following municipalities have no proper flag:
Drentwede, Eydelstedt
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider,


Barnstorf Market Town

Barnstorf Market Town Flag

It is a green over white over red horizontal plain tricolour.
Sources: Stadler 1970, p.22 and 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Barnstorf Market Town, version 8 February 2005
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Nov 2016

Barnstorf Market Town Flag in Use

[Barnstorf Market Town flag w/ CoA] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Nov 2016

There is also a flag in use with coat of arms in the centre.
Source: this flag online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Nov 2016

Barnstorf Market Town Coat of Arms

Shield red, a golden lion rampant, crowned, armed and tongued blue, holding a silver Latin cross in his forepaws.
Meaning:
The pattern is known already from seals in the early 17th century. The town probably used seals since 1546, when Barnstorf gained the rank of a market town. The lion is taken from the arms of the Lords, later on Counts, of Diepholz. The cross is a distinguishing mark, alluding to the local church of St. Vitus, from 13th to 15th century also denoted as " church of the Holy Cross" .
Source: Stadler 1970, p.22
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Nov 2016


Drebber Municipality

Drebber Flag

[Drebber municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Aug 2017

It is a yellow over red horizontal bicolour with centred arms. 2(2) of local Hauptsatzung, version 22 March 2005, just mentions colours.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database, based on Hauptstaatsarchiv Hannover (entry 29 January 1980)
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Aug 2017

Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale; at dexter Gules a lion rampant Or, crowned, armed and tongued Argent; at sinister Gules three oak leaves Argent ordered 1:2
Meaning:
The arms show the lion of the Counts of Diepholz. The oak leaves are symbolising the three former villages and the forests in the area.
Source:
Ralf Hartemink's webpage and 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Drebber Municipality, version 22 March 2005
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Aug 2017


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