Municipality of Egestorf (Samtgemeinde* Hanstedt / Harburg county
/ Lower Saxony).
Its ratio is 3:5. It's a yellow over white horizontal bicolour superimposed
by the coat of arms in the centre of the flag.
Description of coat of arms: In a red shield is a silver (=white) church
with a separated bell-tower on the chief and five golden (=yellow) ears
of grain on the base.
Meaning: It's a picture of the old St.Stephens (=Stephanus) church
The grain symbolizes the 5 village which form the municipality. They
are Egestorf, Sahrendorf, Schätzendorf , Döhle and Evendorf. The villages
were united on 1 July 1972. Sahrendorf and Schätzendorf merged already
Source: The image of the flag was made according to Hauptstaatsarchiv
Hannover, where the flag was submitted on 19 March 1984, so described in
information about the coat of arms was taken from "Samtgemeinde Hanstedt
Bürgerinformationen 2007/2008" p.30.
*A "Samtgemeinde", also called "collective municipality"
is a combination of several municipalities to an administrative community
in Lower Saxony.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Apr 2007