county Grafschaft Bentheim
coa adopted: 1st January 1972
flag adopted: 31st October 1972, according to the Hannover archives
Fettweis indicates a cloth blue over white as a flag.
 Hanns Fettweis, "Die Wappen der Städte, Gemeinden
und Altkreise des Emslandes", 1989.
 Federal Archives of Hannover
*A "Samtgemeinde", also called "collective municipality"
is a combination of several municipalities to an administrative community
in Lower Saxony.
Jörg Majewski, 27 Nov 2007
Coat of Arms
image by Jörg Majewski, 27 Nov 2007
coa adopted: 1 Jan 1972