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Osterheide Municipality-free Territory (Germany)

Gemeindefreies Gebiet Osterheide im Landkreis Heidekreis, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2019-11-21 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: osterheide | gemeindefreies gebiet | dolmen | farmhouse |
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[German federal service flag] 3:5image by M. Schmöger, 14 Mar 2001
Federal Service Flag
  • Osterheide municipality-free Territory
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    Osterheide municipality-free Territory

    Osterheide is a territory under direct federal administration and is no municipality and de iure not part of the county. It had around 1200 inhabitants in 2018. It was used as a camp for POWs during WW2 and for refugees during the recent crisis in 2015. It is co-administrator of NATO's Bergen-Hohne Training Area. The seat of the territory is Oerbke village. The villages of Ostenholz and Wense are also part of the territory.
    Source: I spotted the flag on 15 August 2019.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2019

    Osterheide Flag

    Osterheide has no proper flag, but flies the state ensign or federal service flag (Bundesdienstflagge) instead.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2019

    Osterheide Badge

    [Osterheide CoA badge] image provided by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2019

    Osterheide has at least a proper badge, shaped like a shield, fimbriated grey, parted per fess; above light yellow, a Lower Saxonian farm house proper, flanked by two shrubs Vert, at both edges the federal eagle at dexter and the NATO emblem at sinister, in chief a centred inscription in black initials: "GEMEINDEFREIER BEZIRK" (1st line) "OSTERHEIDE" (2nd line); beneath green a dolmen grey.
    Source: here
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2019

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