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Stade County (Germany)

Landkreis Stade, Lower Saxony

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[Stade County flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 9 Jan 2008
Flag adopted 10 Aug 1967

See also:

Stade County

Stade County Flag

It is a white-yellow horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Jörg Majewski, 9 Jan 2008


Stade County Coat of Arms

[Stade County arms] image by Jörg Majewski, 9 Jan 2008

Shield parted per fess; above parted per pale, at dexter Or a tower Sable, at sinister Azure a key Argent in pale; beneath Gules a horse salient Argent.
Meaning:
The castle in the first quarter symbolises the Grafenburg castle in the county. The key is the symbol of the city of Bremen, as the area belonged to the Bishopric of Bremen until 1648. The tinctures above are the colours of Sweden, as the area belonged to Sweden from 1648 until the late 17th century. Both Jork and Stade also use the key. The base shows a horse for the State of Niedersachsen and the former Kingdom of Hannover. The flag colours also are those of the former kingdom.
Source: Stadler 1964, p.85
Santiago Dotor, 9 Jan 2008

The flag was approved on 10 August 1967. The arms were approved on 28 October 1965.
Jörg Majewski, 9 Jan 2008