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Sottrum Comprehensive Municipality (Germany)

Samtgemeinde Sottrum, Landkreis Rotenburg an der Wümme, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-07-19 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Sittensen municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 July 2017
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Sottrum Comprehensive Municipality (SG)

SG Sottrum has no proper flag but shares the symbols of Sottrum Municipality.
Source: 2 of Hauptsatzung of Sottrum Comprehensive Municipality, version 31 May 2012
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 July 2017


Hassendorf Municipality

Hassendorf Flag

[Hassendorf municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 July 2017

Description of flag:
It is a plain white flag with centred arms.
Source: I spotted this flag in front of the local assembly hall on 23 September 2014
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 July 2017

Hassendorf Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Shield Argent, an H-shaped baulk of bricks Gules masoned Sable, accompanied in chief by an acorn Azure and in base by a shepherd's shovel Azure.
Meaning:
The baulk is symbolising the former local brickyard. Its shape is the initial of the municipality. The acorn is symbolising local forests. The shovel is symbolising sheep breeding. The colours red and white are taken from the arms of Lower Saxony. The additional blue colour is alluding to the French engineers, who built a highroad, which is today German Federal Road B 75.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 July 2017


Horstedt Municipality

Horstedt Flag

[Horstedt municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 July 2017

Description of flag:
It is a green-yellow-green horizontal triband. The coat of arms is in the middle of the central stripe.
Source: this online catalogue I spotted this flag
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 July 2017

Horstedt Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Shield Vert; issuant from base a pile Or, charged with a church Gules and Azure with a belfry Argent, in dexter chief a stack of wood Or, in sinister chief an angle iron Or.
Meaning:
The church is displaying the local parish church and representing Horstedt proper. The stack (German: Stapel) is representing Stapel village. The angle (German: Winkel) is representing Winkeldorf village.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 July 2017


Sottrum Municipality

Sottrum Flag

[Sottrum municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 July 2017

Description of flag:
It is a red-white-red horizontal triband with ratio of stripes approx. 1:2:1. The coat of arms is shifted to the hoist. According to the local Hauptsatzung, version 11 June 1997, the municipality has just colours red-white-red.
Source: I spotted this flag in the local municipal hall on 23 September 2014.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 July 2017

Sottrum proposed Flag

[Sottrum proposed flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 July 2017

Description of flag:
It is more or less the current flag. Its ratio however had been 2:3. The dragon had been yellow and the lance black.
Source: I spotted a picture of this flag in the local municipal hall on 23 September 2014.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 July 2017

Sottrum proposed Banner

[Sottrum prposed banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 July 2017

Description of banner:
It is a red-white-red vertical triband with ratio of stripes approx. 1:3:1. The coat of arms is shifted to the top and within the central stripe. The arms are the same like tose in the proposed flag.
Source: I spotted a picture of this banner in the local municipal hall on 23 September 2014.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 July 2017

Sottrum Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Shield Gules, St. George Or, mounted on a sinister-facing prancing horse Argent, killing a dragon Vert by a lance Or, canton Argent charged with a cross patty fitchy Sable.
Meaning:
The canton is alluding to the Bishopric of Verden, to which the municipality historically belonged. St.George is the local patron saint.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 July 2017


Municipalities of Sottrum without Flag

The following municipalities have no proper flags: Ahausen, Bötersen, Hellwege and Reeßum
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 July 2017


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