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City of Wittingen (Germany)

Stadt Wittingen, Landkreis Gifhorn, Lower Saxony

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[Wittingen city flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 13 Apr 2007
Flag adopted ?

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Wittingen city

inhabitants 12,268
coa adopted: historical
flags adopted: unknown
Source: Arnold Rabbow, "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003.
Jörg Majewski, 13 Apr 2007

From Ralf Hartemink's site: Additions: 1974 Eutzen, Gannerwinkel, Knesebeck, Lüben, Radenbeck, Wollerstorf, Zasenbeck
Wittingen was already mentioned as a city in the 14th century and the city became a possession of the Dukes of Braunschweig-Lüneburg. The oldest known seal dates from 1369 and shows already a gate with the lion of the dukes. Later seals show either only a lion, or a building with the lion, the size and shape of the building has changed considerably during the centuries. The above design dates from the 19th century.
Source : Stadler 1970, p.84


[Wittingen vertical flag] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 13 Apr 2007
Flag adopted ?


[Wittingen CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 13 Apr 2007
adopted 21 Dec 1977

Plain Flag reported 1891

[Wittingen plain flag 1891] 1:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Nov 2011

Description of  flag:
The ratio is given as 1:2. It was a yellow over blue horizontal bicolour. The information is confirmed by Stadler 1970, p.84.
Source:H.Ahrens "Hannoversche Landschafts-und Städtewappen", 1891, plate XX
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Nov 2011

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