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Zeven Comprehensive Municipality (Germany)

Samtgemeinde Zeven, Landkreis Rotenburg an der Wümme, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-07-16 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Zeven city flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 July 2017
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Zeven Comprehensive Municipality (SG)

SG Zeven has no proper flag but shares the symbols of Zeven City, at least the arms.
Source: 2 of Hauptsatzung of SG Zeven, version 19 June 2017
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 July 2017


Elsdorf Municipality

Elsdorf has no proper flag.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 July 2017


Gyhum Municipality

Gyhum Flag

[Gyhum municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 18 July 2017

Description of flag:
It is a green-white-green horizontal triband with ratio of stripes approx. 2:7:2. The coat of arms is in the middle of the central stripe.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 July 2017

Gyhum Banner

[Gyhum municipal banner] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 18 July 2017

Description of banner:
It is a green-white-green vertical triband with ratio of stripes approx. 2:7:2. The coat of arms is in the central stripe and shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 July 2017

Gyhum Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Shield Vert, issuant from base St. Margaret of Antioch Argent, hair Or, crowned and nimbed Or, holding a staff-cross Or with both hands, base Sable a dragon couchant Argent.
Meaning:
St. Margaret, the local patron saint, is one of the 14 Holy Helpers. Being christianised she became imprisoned and acc. to a legend was threatened there by a dragon, which is said to be the enchanted local prefect, who had tried to harass her before. Acc. to the legend she ousted him by making the sign of the cross.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 July 2017


Heeslingen Municipality

Heeslingen Flag

[Heeslingen municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 July 2017

Description of flag:
It is a blue-white-blue horizontal triband with ratio of stripes approx. 1:2:1 and centred arms. The shield has a white fimbriation.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 July 2017

Heeslingen Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Shield Azure, in chief a church Argent, in base on oak leaf Or connected with two acorns of the same.
Meaning:
The church is the local church before the destruction of its belfry in 1875. The oak parts are referring to local forests.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 July 2017


Zeven City

Zeven Flag

[Zeven city flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 July 2017

Description of flag:
It is a red over white over yellow horizontal tricolour with centred arms.
Source: I spotted this flag in the city hall on 23 September 2014 and 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Zeven City, version 12 July 2012 I spotted this flag
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 July 2017

Zeven Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Shield parted per pale, at dexter Gules a pair of keys in saltire, at sinister Or, issuant from a kettle Sable St. Vitus, dressed Gules and nimbed Argent, holding in his left hand a book Sable and in his right hand a palm frond Vert.
Meaning:
St. Vitus, who had been tormented in a kettle, filled with boiling oil, was patron saint of a Benedictian nunnery in nearby Heeslingen since 1141, which had been secularised in 1648. Since then he is considered to be the patron saint of the city. The crossed keys are reminding on the rule of the Archbishopric of Bremen over the centuries.
Source: Stadler 1970, p.86
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 July 2017


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