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Esens Comprehensive Municipality (Germany)

Samtgemeinde Esens, Landkreis Wittmund, Lower Saxony

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Esens Comprehensive Municipality

Flag

It is a blue over yellow horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Aug 2017

Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess; above Or a bear issuant rampant Sable, armed Or, collared Or and tongued Gules; beneath Azure a steering wheel Or with seven spokes, flanked by two wheat ears Or.
Meaning:
The bear is taken from the arms of the chieftains from the Attena kin, in the 15th century local rulers of Esens, Wittmund and Stedesdorf. The steering wheel is symbolising fishing. Its seven spokes are representing the seven municipalities of Esens. The ears are symbolising agriculture. The colours blue and yellow are those of the Harlingerland.
Source:
German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Aug 2017


Esens City

Esens City Flag

[Esens city flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 May 2009

It is a light blue over yellow horizontal bicolour with the city's coat of arms in the centre, which is topped by a black inscription "Esens".
Source: I spotted this flag on 30 April 2009 on the road from Esens to Neuharlingersiel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 May 2009

Esens City plain Flag reported 1891

[Esens plain flag 1891] 1:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 May 2009

Description of flag:
The ratio is given as 1:2. It was a blue over white over black horizontal tricolour.
Source: H.Ahrens "Hannoversche Landschafts-und Städtewappen", 1891, plate XX
Klaus-Michael Schneider , 23 Nov 2011

Esens Coat of Arms

[Esens CoA] image from this site

Description of coat of arms:
In a silver field is a red embattled tower masoned black and flanked by a red fence on its sinister side. On top of the tower is a black rampant demi bear, tongued red, wearing a golden necklace and holding a red brick between his paws in a threatening pose.
Another description in German is given in 2 (1) of "Hauptsatzung der Stadt Esens", dated 15 December 1997, published on 4 May 1998 in "Amtblatt für den Landkreis Wittmund Nr.6".
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 May 2009


Neuharlingersiel Municipality

Neuharlingersiel Municipal Flag

[Neuharlingersiel municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Aug 2017

It is a blue-yellow-blue horizontal triband with ratio of stripes approx. 1:3:1. The coat of arms is in the middle of the yellow stripe.
Source: Klaus Günther: "Neugefundene Kommunalflaggen", in Der Flaggenkurier, edition 1 May 2017, pp.23-31
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Aug 2017

Neuharlingersiel Blue Flag

[Neuharlingersiel blue flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Sep 2009

It is an armorial flag, showing a golden 19th century sailing ship, fully hoisted up, having two masts topped by two flags. The ship is topped by the name of the municipality in black capitals.
Source: I spotted this flag hoisted on a rescue cruiser of DGzRS in Neuharlingersiel harbour on 30 April 2009.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Sep 2009

Neuharlingersiel Coat of Arms

[Neuharlingersiel CoA] image from this site.

The arms of Neuharlingersiel show a two-masted ancient sailing ship on a blue background. The image of the schooner reminds of the large sailing ships which had once their base here and shows the position of Neuharlingersiel on the Northsea-coast. The colors blue and gold underline that the municipality is part of the Samtgemeinde Esens.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Sep 2009


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