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County and Municipal Flags (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)

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Last modified: 2002-05-10 by santiago dotor
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Schleswig-Holstein, Germany's northernmost state, has eleven counties, all of which have flags, and I was able to get information on five of them. In general, the designs are more varied than those of Rhineland-Palatinate. Sources: Stadler 1964-1971 and Reissmann 1997. You can find a map of the counties in this webpage.

Stefan Schwoon, 31 January 2001

County-Free City Flags

Flaggen kreisfreier Städte

Schleswig-Holstein has four county-free cities (Kreisfreie Städte): Flensburg, Kiel, Lübeck and Neumünster.

Stefan Schwoon, 12 February 2001

City of Neumünster

Stadt Neumünster

The flag of Neumünster is mentioned in Stadler 1964-1971 (writing from memory): in a white field at the hoist the arms, followed by red-white. This sounds similar to the flag of Dithmarschen but too inaccurate to be sure of any particular design.

Stefan Schwoon, 12 February 2001

Angeln Region

Landschaft Angeln

[Angeln Region (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)] 3:5
by Pascal Vagnat

The flag of Landschaft Angeln (Angeln region) in Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) appears in their website, including an image of an actual flag. Angeln is a peninsula between the Flensburger Busen and the Schlei river with in the north Flensburg and in the south Schleswig. It is supposed to be the home country of the Angles tribe, [which with the Saxons invaded England and] from which [the term] Anglosaxon is derived. (...) The region's coat-of-arms can be seen in this webpage. The shield is divided into 9 parts, which stand for 8 old divisions of Angeln:

Die Bilder auf dem Wappen sind sogenannten Harden (Landschaftsgebiete) zugeordnet. Von links nach rechts:
  • Husbyharde
  • Munkbrarupharde
  • Nieharde (Neueharde ist leider nicht zu zuordnen)
  • Schleigebiet zwischen Kappeln und Brodersby
  • Kappeln-Harde
  • Struxdorfharde
  • Satrupharde
  • Mohrkirchharde
  • Füsingharde

Jarig Bakker, 9 November 1999

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