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Selent-Schlesen Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Selent-Schlesen, Kreis Plön, Schleswig-Holstein

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Selent/Schlesen subcounty  flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 20 Oct 2008
approved 25 February 2008 See also:

Amt Selent-Schlesen

Selent-Schlesen Subcounty Flag

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a blue flag. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Feb 2013

Selent-Schlesen Coat of Arms

[Selent/Schlesen subcounty CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 20 Oct 2008

Description of coat of arms:
In a blue field is a silver (= white), sinister bendy fish. The shield has a golden (= yellow) bordure superimposed by seven green beech leaves.
Meaning:
The subcounty is more or less the former Selent Parish. (Kirchspiel). It consists of seven municipalities, represented by the leaves. Those are: Dobersdorf, Fargau-Pratjau, Lammershagen, Martensrade, Schlesen and the no flag entities of Mucheln and Selent. The fish is taken from the arms of the knights of Schlesen (de Slesce) from the 14th century. Fish and blue colour are symbolizing riches of water and fish. The yellow colour is symbolizing rapeseed on the fields in bloom.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 25 February 2008. The artist is Henning Höppner from Plön.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Feb 2013


Municipality of Dobersdorf

Dobersdorf Municipal Flag

[Dobersdorf municipal  flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 27 Jul 2006
approved 12 October 2000

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Feb 2013

Dobersdorf Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by a silver (= white) bend wavy into blue over red. Above left is a silver (= white) oak leaf. Below left is a silver (= white) wolf forcene.
Meaning:
The leaf is symbolizing riches of forests. The wolf is taken from the arms of the Pogwisch family, living in the area since the 15th century.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.124

The flag was approved on 12 October 2000. The coat of arms was approved on 26 January 1987. The artist is Henning Höppner from Plön.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Feb 2013


Municipality of Fargau-Pratjau

Fargau-Pratjau Municipal Flag

[Fargau-Pratjau municipal  flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Feb 2013
approved 28 February 2011

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Feb 2013

Fargau-Pratjau Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess wavy into blue over silver (= white). Above is a silver (= white) manor with two towers over an end-to-end barrulet wavy of the same colour. Below is a green leaf of ash tree with eleven feathers.
Meaning:
Both settlement cores belonged to Salzau Manor, which was first mentioned in 1264, together with nine other hamlets. In 1974 Fragau and Pratjau merged. The big house is Salzau Manor. The leaf with eleven feathers is representing the settlement cores: Fargau, Pratjau, Salzau, Sophienhof, Neu Sophienhof, Legbank, Ernsthausen, Louisenthal, Hütten, Friedrichsfeld and Münstertal.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 28 February 2011. The artist is Henning Höppner from Plön.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Feb 2013


Municipality of Lammershagen

Lammershagen Municipal Flag

[Lammershagen municipal  flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Aug 2006
approved 31 May 2005

Description of flag:
It is a 5-stripes flag from top to bottom: white-blue-white-red-white. The ratio of stripess is estimated 1:2:10:2:1. In the centre of the big white stripe is the coat of arms.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Jul 2007

Lammershagen Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess embattled into blue over silver (= white). Above is a whitefish. The field below is nearly completely superimposed by a red stake dam.
Source: I spotted this flag on 2 July 2007 in Bellin at the road B202 eastbound.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Jul 2007

Meaning:
The stake dam is a canting element, meaning a Hagen. The blue colour is symbolizing Selenter See, alocal lake. The whitefish is symbolizing fishery and is thus representing the settlement core of Bellin.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 31 May 2005. The artist is Henning Höppner from Plön.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Feb 2013


Municipality of Martensrade

Martensrade Municipal Flag

[Martensrade municipal  flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Feb 2013
approved 16 March 2009

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a blue - white - red vertical tricolour with ratio 1:2:1. The coat of arms is in the middle of the white stripe.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Feb 2013

Martensrade Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by a silver (= white) bend - embattled below and wavy above into blue over red. Below right the field is filled by a red embattled, masoned wall superimposed by a silver (= white), rooted stomp.
Meaning:
The area of the current municipality is nearly congruent with the dissolved manor district of Wittenberg. The embattled wall is taken from the arms of the Reventlow family, owners of the district since 1568. The stomp is a canting element, represent the suffix "-rade", which denotes a village created by forest clearance. The wavy line is symbolizing riches of water, especially Selenter See, a local lake.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 16 March 2009. The artist is Henning Höppner from Plön.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Feb 2013


Municipality of Schlesen

Schlesen Municipal Flag

[Schlesen municipal  flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 2 Aug 2006
approved 20 November 2002

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.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Feb 2013

Schlesen Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In the silver (=white) shield is a red building with a small turret. The blue base is divided by two silver (= white) bars wavy.
Meaning:
The building is the Neo-Gothic school house, which was built in 1890. The house is also alluding to the long rule of Salzau Manor. The municipality became independent in 1927. The blue colour and the bars are symbolizing riches of water. The colours are those of Schleswig-Holstein.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.306

The flag was approved on 20 November 2002. The coat of arms was approved on 13 January 1982.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Feb 2013


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