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Bassum City (Germany)

Bassum, Landkreis Diepholz, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Bassum city flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Nov 2016 See also:

Current Flag

Description of flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a green over white over yellow horizontal tricolour with centred arms.
Sources:
[1] Stadler 1970, p.22
[2] 2(3) of Hauptsatzung of Bassum, version 10 February 2005
[3] this flag online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Nov 2016

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Shield parted per fess, above silver charged with a branch of linden with three leaves, below golden charged with two paly, black bear's paws armed red. The shield is topped by a red mural crown and supported by a pair of silver horses forcene, all placed upon a golden basement.
Meaning:
A new market town was built by merging of the market towns of Bassum proper, Freudenberg and Loge in 1896, it gained city rank in 1929. The bear's paws are alluding to the Counts of Hoya, former rulers until 1582. The three leaves are symbolizing the former market towns, which merged in 1896. Linden trees furthermore are the predominant species in the town.
Sources:
[1] Stadler 1970, p.22
[2] 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Bassum, version 10 February 2005
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Nov 2016


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