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Belm Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Belm, Landkreis Osnabrück, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Belm municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 June 2017 See also:

Current Flag

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a red-white-red horizontal triband with ratio of stripes approx. 1:3:1. The coat of arms is in the middle of the central stripe.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 June 2017

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Shield Argent, a throughout cross Sable, over all a kettle-hook Gules.
The arms were adopted in 1978. The silver field symbolises the grey monolith in the village of Vehrte, named Süntelstein. The silver and black are also taken from the arms of Osnabrück, and the cross is alluding to the Bishops of Osnabrück, the former rulers. The four arms of the cross are also symbolising the four villages in the municipality: Belm proper, Haltern, Icker and Vehrte. The kettle-hook, the main symbol in the arms, is reminding on the medieval family Meier zu Belm.
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 June 2017

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