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Hanstedt municipality (Germany)
Gemeinde Hanstedt, Samtgemeinde Hanstedt, Harburg county, Lower Saxony
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Municipality of Hanstedt
Municipality of Hanstedt (Samtgemeinde* Hanstedt, Harburg county, Lower
Description of flag:
It is a red over green horizontal bicolour with the coat of arms in
Source: www.hanstedt.de containing a photo of the "Küsterhaus". On
the right side you can see a small image of the flag.
Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess. The base is a red field with a fessy
wavy silver (=white) line.
The chief is divided per pale. In the dexter chief is a red windmill
in a silver (=white) field. In the sinister chief is a silver (=white)
man, throwing a big stone, in a green field.
The wavy line is representing the Aue creek. The windmill stands for
a historic mill. The bearded man is an image of the famous giant BRUNSE,
who is about to throw a stone into the village.
Source: Samtgemeinde Hanstedt, Bürgerinformationen 2007/2008, p.20.
*A "Samtgemeinde", also called "collective municipality"
is a combination of several municipalities to an administrative community
in Lower Saxony.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Sep 2007