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Ahlden Comprehensive Municipality (Germany)

Samtgemeinde Ahlden

Last modified: 2019-11-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Ahlden upon Aller market town flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Apr 2013
flag of Ahlden Market Town
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Ahlden Comprehensive Municipality

The comprehensive municipality of Ahlden acc. to Mrs. Hillert from the local administration has no proper flag. The information is confirmed by this photo, displaying the municipal hall without showing a municipal flag, only Europe, Germany and Lower Saxony, and by 3 of local Hauptsatzung, version 18 February 1993.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Apr 2013 / 21 Nov 2019


Municipalities without proper Flags

The following municipalities don't have proper flags: Eikeloh and Hademstorf.
Sources: email from Mrs. Woelms of SG central services department, confirmed by phone calls to both village mayors
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2019


Ahlden upon Aller Market Town

Ahlden upon Aller Flag reported 1970

It is white over green horizontal bicolour.
Meaning:
White and green are the main colours of the coat of arms. Mrs. Hillert from the local administration wrote to me per email that currently no flag exists. This information is confirmed by the local statutes (Hauptsatzung). Stadler however confirms the existence of the bicolour.
Sources: 2 of Hauptsatzung of the Market Town of Ahlden upon Aller, version 29 November 2011 and Stadler 1970, p.16
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Apr 2013

Ahlden upon Aller Flag with Arms

[Ahlden upon Aller market town flag w/ CoA] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider,

It is a white over green horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 July 2017

Ahlden upon Aller Coat of Arms

Shield parted per bend sinister of Argent and Vert, two lions passant Or in pale, in chief a coronet Or.
Meaning:
The arms had been used on seals long before and are those, which were depicted on a silken banner from the 18th century, which probably had its origin from Princess Sophie Dorothea of Hannover, which lived in Ahlden from 1694 until 1724 as an exile with limited governmental power in the districts of Ahlden, Walsrode and Rethem. The coronet is alluding to the princess as member of the family of rulers. The lions are a modification of the leopards of Braunschweig.
Source: Stadler 1970, p.16
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 July 2017


Grethem Municipality

Grethem Flag

[Grethem municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2019

It is a white-red horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Grethem Municipality, version 23 August 2018
Klaus-Michael Schneider,

Grethem Banner

[Grethem municipal banner] 2:1 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2019

It is a white-red vertical bicolour with centred arms.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Grethem Municipality, version 23 August 2018
Klaus-Michael Schneider,

Grethem Coat of Arms

Shield quartered; above right Gules a horse passant Argent; above left Argent a bunch of blueberries surrounded by leaves Vert; beneath right Argent hammer and mallet Sable in saltire; beneath left Azure three bends sinister Or.
Meaning:
the quarters 1,2 and 3 are referring to horse breeding, blueberry (Latin: Vaccinium myrtillis) cultivation and mining, quarter four perhaps is referring to the Aller marshes or displays the tinctures of Braunschweig-Lüneburg.
Source: 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Grethem Municipality, version 23 August 2018
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2019


Hodenhagen Municipality

Hodenhagen Flag

[Hodenhagen municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 July 2017

It is a green over white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 July 2017

Coat of Arms

Shield Vert, above a Dutch windmill Argent, beneath an eagle's wing Argent with a double clover stem Gules.
Meaning:
The wing is taken from the family arms of the Hodenberg kin, aka Hodenhagen kin, name giver of the municipality. Hodenhagen was established in 1936, when the villages of Riedhagen and Hudemühlen merged. The mill is probably representing Hudemühlen.
Source:
German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 July 2017


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