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Mittelholstein Subcounty (Germany) - Part 1 (former Subcounties)

Amt Mittelholstein, Kreis Rendsburg-Eckernförde, Schleswig-Holstein - Teil 1

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Mittelholstein Subcounty flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2013
approved 12 September 2012 See also:

Mittelholstein Subcounty (Amt Mittelholstein)

Intoduction of Mittelholstein Subcounty

On 1 January 2007 the municipality of Hohenwestedt and the subcounties of Aukrug, Hanerau-Hademarschen and Hohenwestedt-Land signed an administrative cooperation (Verwaltungsgemeinschaft) treaty. On 1 January 2012 the cooperation was transformed into a new administrative entity: Mittelholstein Subcounty was born. Mittelholstein is the southern stripe of Rendburg-Eckernförde County, consists of 30 municipaliteis, which had altogether nearly 24,000 inhabitants at the end of 2011. The capital is Hohenwestedt.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2013

Mittelholstein Subcounty Flag

Description of flag:
The ratio is 2:3. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2013

Mittelholstein Subcounty Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a blue shield is a golden (= yellow) wreath made from 10 trefoils.
Meaning:
The leaves of the trefoils, turning outwards, are symbolizing the 30 municipalities being independent, but connected by the subcounty and willing to grow together. The blue colour is symbolizing the sky and the water. The yellow colour is symbolizing the harvest, gained by the merger of municipalities.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 12 September 2012. The artist is Jo Schütt from Oldendorf.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2013


Aukrug Subcounty (1998 - 2011) (ehem. Amt Aukrug)

Aukrug Subcounty Flag

[Amt Aukrug flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 21 May 2006
approved 20 May 1998

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2013

Aukrug Subcounty Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In the centre of a red shield is a golden (= yellow) wheel with five spokes. At each spoke is a silver (= white) acorn, turning outwards.
Meaning:
The acorns are symbolizing the municipalities of Arpsdorf, Aukrug, Ehndorf, Padenstedt and Wasbek. The wheel is symbolizing the administration of the subcounty as a central function and the mobility of the inhabitants.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 20 May 1998. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2013


Hohenwestedt-Land Subcounty (1989-2011) (ehem. Amt Hohenwestedt-Land)

Hohenwestedt-Land Subcounty Flag

[Amt Hohenweststedt-Land flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 3 May 2006
approved 25 February 1989

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2013

Hohenwestedt-Land Subcounty Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by 14 alternating red and silver (= white) girons. In the centre is a blue inescutcheon displaying a silver (= white) double-oak.
Meaning:
The girons are symbolizing the 14 municipalities of the former subcounty. Those were: Beringstedt, Grauel, Heinkenborstel, Jahrsdorf, Meezen, Mörel, Nienborstel, Nindorf, Osterstedt, Rade bei Hohenwestedt, Remmels, Tappendorf, Todenbüttel and Wapelfeld. The double-oak is symbolizing the undissolvable union between Schleswig and Holstein and is alluding to the merger of the subcounties of Beringstedt and Hohenwestedt-Land in 1975. The colours are those of Schleswig-Holstein.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.44

The flag was approved on 25 February 1989. The coat of arms was approved on 4 May 1988. Flag and coat of arms were abolished on 31 December 2011. The artist is Ilse Kaulbarsch from Bargteheide.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2013


for Mittelholstein Subcounty part 2 click here.

for Mittelholstein Subcounty part 3 click here.


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