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Lensahn Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Lensahn, Kreis Ostholstein, Schleswig-Holstein

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Lensahn Subcounty (Amt Lensahn)

On 1 January 2007 the municipality Riepsdorf joined Lensahn Subcounty. Thus the coat of arms had to be changed and has now one star more.
Jörg Majewski, 17 Nov 2007

Municipality of Beschendorf

Beschendorf Municipal Flag

[Beschendorf flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 16 Aug 2006
approved 7 May 2001

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a blue - white - red vertical tricolour with ratio approx. 1:4:1. The municipal coat of arms is in the centre, nearly filling the white stripe.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Dec 2012

Beschendorf Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The green shield is divided by a msoned stone bridge upon the chief. Below right is the top of a halberd, below left an upright ear of grain. All figures are golden (= yellow).
Meaning:
Beschendorf consists oft he settlement cores of Beschendorf proper, Nienrade and Kirschenallee. This is symbolized by the three columns of the bridge. The broader column in the centre is representing Beschendorf proper, which had been mentioned first in 1322. The ear of grain is symbolizing agriculture. The halberd is a canting element. The name of the municipality is derived from "bezeco - badu", which means fight or well fortifiedness. The basic colours of the sheet are those of Schleswig-Holstein.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 7 May 2001. The coat of arms was approved on 7 October 1998. The artist is Dieter van Bühren from Beschendorf.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Dec 2012


Municipality of Damlos

Damlos Municipal Flag

[Damlos flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 14 Aug 2006
approved 26 September 2005

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a green over yellow horizontal bicolour with proportions of approx. 5:2. The coat of arms is in the middle of the sheet that way, that the borderline between both stripes of the sheet is continuing the upper edge of the base.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Dec 2012

Damlos Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Upon the green base is a green hill in a silver (=white) field. The hill is crowned by three green oak trees. The base is superimposed by a golden inescutcheon divided by two red bars.
Meaning:
The hill with oaks is representing the numerous tomb hills on the area of the municipality. The oaks are also alluding to the Slavic name. Damlos means oak grove. The estate of Sebent, which is still a possession of the Grand Dukes of Oldenburg, was the predecessor of the municipality. The inescutcheon displays the arms of the grand dukes.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online.

The flag was approved on 26 September 2005. The coat of arms was approved on 5 September 1995. The artist is Hans Frieder Kühne from Barsbüttel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Dec 2012


Municipality of Harmsdorf

Harmsdorf Municipal Flag

[Harmsdorf flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 17 Aug 2006
approved 15 December 2000

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Dec 2012

Harmsdorf Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess. Above in a silver (= white) field is a red cross of a windmill's vanes. Below in a blue field is a golden (= yellow), facetted 6-point star surrounded by three smaller stars of the same kind. (The stars upon flag are not facetted.)
Meaning:
The cross of vanes is representing the windmill of Harmsdorf from 1842 ("pars pro toto"). The stars are representing the settlement cores of Harmsdorf proper (represented by the bigger star), Güldenstein, Einhaus and Kayhof. The colours are those of the arms of Schleswig-Holstein.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.166

The flag was approved on 15 December 2000. The coat of arms was approved on 22 March 1990.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Dec 2012


Municipality of Kabelhorst

Kabelhorst Municipal Flag

[Kabelhorst flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 12 Aug 2006
approved 16 February 2001

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Dec 2012

Kabelhorst Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The golden (= yellow) shield is divided by a green bend sinister wavy. Above right is a black boar's head armed silver and tongued red. Below left is a branch of cherry tree in natural colour.
Meaning:
The boar's head is representing the village of Schwienkuhl and had been taken from the arms of the local Qualen kin. The bend is representing the village of Grünbek, which means "green creek". Wild cherry trees (Latin: prunus avium) are the predominating species. Furthermore the branch is a canting element, for Kabelhorst means "distributed grove".
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 16 February 2001. The coat of arms was approved on 16 December 1998. The artists are Gerhard Bedei and Karl Krause.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Dec 2012


Municipality of Lensahn

Lensahn Municipal Flag

[Lensahn flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 14 Aug 2006
approved 13 May 1996

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. The flag is quarterly divided. The upper hoist quarter is displaying yellow antlers of fallow deer in a blue field. The lower fly quarter is displaying a yellow ear of grain in a red field. The other quarters both are displaying a yellow field divided by two red, horizontal bars.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Dec 2012

Lensahn Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess. Above in a blue field are golden (= yellow) antlers of fallow deer. Below the shield is divided per pale. Below right is a golden (= yellow) ear of grain in a red field. Below left the golden (= yellow) field is divided by two red bars.
Meaning:
The ear of grain is symbolizing agriculture. The antlers are symbolizing forestry and the existence of a great stock of fallow deer in the municipal woods. The arms of Oldenburg , red bars in a golden field, are alluding to the estates of the Grand Dukes of Oldenburg.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.225

The flag was approved on 13 May 1996. The coat of arms was approved on 13 April 1950. The artist is August Hofemann from Oldenburg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Dec 2012


Municipality of Manhagen

Manhagen Municipal Flag

[Manhagen flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 30 Oct 2008
approved 19 June 1996

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over white horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag. The blue stripe is continuing the lower border of the chief between hoist and flyend.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Dec 2012

Manhagen Municipal Coat of Arms

[Manhagen coat of arms] image by Jörg Majewski, 30 Oct 2008

Description of coat of arms:
Under a golden (= yellow) chief in a red field is a golden (= yellow) palm of a fallow deer's head flanked by two silver (= white) leaves of beech tree. The chief is superimposed by five blue 5-point stars. The central star is bigger.
Meaning:
The stars are representing the villages of Manhagen, Manhagenerfeld, Bökenberg, Schwienhagen and Sievershagen. Manhagen proper is represented by the bigger star. The palm is symbolizing the riches of fallow deer while the leaves are symbolizing forestal riches.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 19 June 2008. The coat of arms was approved on 11 August 1998. The artists are Gerhard Bedei and Karl Krause.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Dec 2012


Municipality of Riepsdorf

Riepsdorf Municipal Flag

[Riepsdorf flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 15 Aug 2006
approved 7 February 2002

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a blue - yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Dec 2012

Riepsdorf Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per pale into golden (= yellow) and blue displaying a cornflower in counterchanged colours. On the dexter chiefpoint are two blue fesses wavy, on the sinister chiefpoint is a golden (= yellow) cross moline.
Meaning:
The municipality consists of the villages of Koselau, Quaal, Riepsdorf, Altratjensdorf, Thomsdorf and Gosdorf, represented by the six petals of the cornflower. The fesses wavy are symbolizing the Oldenburg Moat. The cross moline is representing the villages of Altratjensdorf, Thomsdorf and Gosdorf, which belonged to the dominions of the monastery of Cismar. The blue petals are representing Koselau, Quaal and Riepsdorf, which had been parts of Oldenburg.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 7 February 2002. The coat of arms was approved on 7 September 2001. The artist is Hans Frieder Kühne from Barsbüttel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Dec 2012


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