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3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 13 Apr 2007
Flag adopted ?
From Ralf Hartemink's site: Additions: 1974 Eutzen, Gannerwinkel, Knesebeck, Lüben, Radenbeck, Wollerstorf, Zasenbeck
Wittingen was already mentioned as a city in the 14th century and the city became a possession of the Dukes of Braunschweig-Lüneburg. The oldest known seal dates from 1369 and shows already a gate with the lion of the dukes. Later seals show either only a lion, or a building with the lion, the size and shape of the building has changed considerably during the centuries. The above design dates from the 19th century.
Source : Stadler 1970, p.84
Description of flag:
The ratio is given as 1:2. It was a yellow over blue horizontal bicolour. The information is confirmed by Stadler 1970, p.84.
Source:H.Ahrens "Hannoversche Landschafts-und Städtewappen", 1891, plate XX
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Nov 2011