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Grafschaft Hoya Comprehensive Municipality (Germany)

Samtgemeinde Grafschaft Hoya, Landkreis Nienburg (Weser), Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-08-29 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Hoya city flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Aug 2017
Hoya city flag
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Grafschaft Hoya Comprehensive Municipality (SG)

The comprehensive municipality has no proper flag.
Source: 2 of Hauptsatzung of Grafschaft Hoya Comprehensive Municipality, version 28 October 2006
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Aug 2017


Bücken Market Town Municipality

Bücken Flag

[Bücken town flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2017

It is a black over yellow horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Bücken Market Town, version 19 March 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2017

Bücken Coat of Arms

Schield Or; two bear paws Sable in pale, armed and cut Gules; between the paws issuant from base a crozier Sable.
Meaning:
Bücken is located in the core area of the Counts of Hoya, which became extinct in 1582. Count Otto of Hoya granted several privileges of a market town in 1413. Nevertheless the existence of town seals is proven not before the 17th century. Seals and arms only displayed the bear paws from the family arms of the counts. Since the 2nd half of the 20th century a crozier was added in the town seals, exceeding the top of the shield and the staff reduced to a mere line of partition.The crozier is symbolising the former Bücken Abbey, founded in 882 by the Bishop of Bremen. According to Ralf Hartemink between 1413 and 1582 the town had been a condominion of the abbotts and the counts. The crozier was added to the arms in its current pattern in 1983.
The arms were approved on 18 July 1983.
Source:
Ralf Hartemink's webpage, Stadler 1970, p.29 and 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Bücken Market Town, version 19 March 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2017


Eystrup Municipality

Flag

According to 2(2) of local Hauptsatzung, version 12 July 1999, colours are yellow-red-green, but no flag is mentioned.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2017


Gandesbergen Municipality

Gandesbergen Flag

[Gandesbergen municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2017

It is a green-white-green horizontal triband with ratio of stripes 1:2:1 and centred arms, exceeding the white stripe.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Gandesbergen Municipality, version 9 December 2004
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2017

Gandesbergen Coat of Arms

Shield Vert, parted by a line trefoily Or, above a goose volant Argent armed Or, beneath a wheel Argent over a bar wavy Argent.
Meaning:
Goose (German: Ganter) and line of partition, blazoned as "edge of a triplemount (German: Dreiberg) Or" are canting elements. The bar wavy is representing Weser River. The wheel is perhaps an allusion to the Bishopric of Osnabrück.
Source: 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Gandesbergen Municipality, version 9 December 2004
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2017


Hämelhausen Municipality

Hämelhausen Flag

[Hämelhausen municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2017

It is a red-yellow-red horizontal triband with ratio of stripes 2:5:2 and centred arms, exceeding the yellow stripe.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Hämelhausen Municipality, version 29 June 1999
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2017

Hämelhausen Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess, above Or a farmhouse Gules with roof and half timber Sable, beneath Gules an oak twig Or in bend with four leaves and two acorns.
Source: 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Hämelhausen Municipality, version 29 June 1999
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2017


Hassel upon Weser Municipality

Hassel Flag

According to 2(2) of local Hauptsatzung, version 9 June 1999, colours are green-yellow-green, but no flag is mentioned.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2017


Hilgermissen Municipality

Hilgermissen Flag

[Hilgermissen municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2017

It is a blue over yellow horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Hilgermissen Municipality, version 26 April 1984
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2017

Hilgermissen Coat of Arms

Shield Azure; over a bar wavy Or two horses statant respectant Or, partially superimposing one another; chief Or charged with three piles reversed Sable.
Meaning:
Each pile reversed is representing one of the churches in the municipality (in Eitzendorf, Magelsen and Wechold). Their colours black and gold are those of the County of Hoya, to which the area historically belonged. The two horses in the lower half are symbolising the rural character, as well as the State of Lower Saxony. The eight legs are symbolising the eight former municipalities. Two horseheads are also a common decoration on the roofs of farmhouses in the region (see Heemsen, and the Nienburg district). The bar wavy is symbolising Weser River and the Alvese Lake, which are also symbolised by the blue colour. The arms were approved on 9 January 1984.
Source: 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Hilgermissen Municipality, version 26 April 1984 and
Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2017


Hoya City

Hoya Flag

It is a red over white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Sources: this online catalogue and Stadler 1970, p.51
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Aug 2017

Hoya Coat of Arms

Shield Gules, a castle Argent with three towers and two oriels, all roofed Azure and topped by balls Or; over all an inescutcheon Or in bend, charged with two connected bear paws Sable armed Gules.
Meaning:
The first seal of the market town from the 14 century only displayed the bear paws, the family arms of the Counts of Hoya, who stood under direct Imprial rule. In the 20th century they had also been county arms Grafschaft Hoya County. Since around 1400 the main seals displayed the castle, alluding to the local moated castle. Besides that as actual arms a shield with bear paws, also appearing in the crest, wer in use. The colour of the claws has changed from Or to Gules. The market town gained city rights in 1929.
Source:
Stadler 1970, p.51
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Aug 2017


Hoyerhagen Municipality

Hoyerhagen Flag

[Hoyerhagen municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2017

It is a dark green over yellow horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Hoyerhagen Municipality, version 10 April 1984
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2017

Hoyerhagen Banner

[Hoyerhagen municipal banner] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2017

It is a dark green-yellow vertical bicolour with centred arms.
Source: this photo
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2017

Hoyerhagen Coat of Arms

Shield parted per bend, above left Or a Dutch windmill issuant Sable, beneath right Vert a horse forcene Argent.
Meaning:
Hoyerhagen means "hague of Hoya". The local windmill above is a typical landmark. The horse in base is symbolising the rural character of the village, and is modifying the arms of the
State of Lower Saxony. The colours black and gold are taken from the arms of the Counts of Hoya, the former rulers. The colours green and silver are symbolising the green fields and the rivers and streams.
The arms were approved on 28 July 1983.
Source: Ralf hartemink's webpage and 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Hoyerhagen Municipality, version 10 April 1984
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2017


Schweringen Municipality

Schweringen Flag

[Schweringen municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2017

It is a green over yellow horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Schweringen Municipality, version 19 May 1980
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2017

Schweringen Coat of Arms

Shield Vert parted by a bar wavy Or; in chief a wheel Or, flanked by two oak leaves of the same; in base a wired ferry boat Or with a top light of the same.
Meaning:
Schweringen municipality is located on both sides of Weser River. The bar wavy is representing the river. The ferry had been there for 100s of years and was already mentioned in a medieval deed and is still existing today. It had been used for the transportation of carriages and waggons. The arms however display just a small wired boat (German: Fährbuchtnachen). The wheel is alluding to agriculture, crafts and especially transportation.
Source:
German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2017


Warpe Municipality

According to 2(1) of local Hauptsatzung, version 26 August 1978, Warpe has no proper flag.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2017


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