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The names of the municipalities contain a number of spelling mistakes,
and some have become renamed or incorporated into other municipalities.
This is a list of corrections/updates:
- Flottwedel: now part of Wietzendorf
- Kirchlingen: doesn't exist, maybe Kirchlinteln is meant?
- Holtriehm: possibly Holtriem, a Samtgemeinde (an association of several small municipalities) in the county Wittmund.
- Bodenteich: was recently declared a spa and is now named Bad Bodenteich
Stefan Schwoon, 11 Feb 2002
I found this on the website
of the region of Hanover. Can we expect regional Lower Saxony flags?
The Region Hanover has its own flag: the colors are red and gold and can be shown with the arms. The arms: parted per fess Gules, a lion passant Or, armed and langued Azure, and Or, a trefoil proper barbed Or.
Pascal Vagnat, 16 Mar 2003
Pascal Vagnat reports in the German mailing list the flag of the Lower
Saxony region of Hannover. The flag is described as red and gold and may
bear the region's arms. I wonder whether the region of Hannover has the
same territory as the former State of Hannover.
However the new arms of Region Hannover as of 12th March 2002 is: "Gules,
in chief a lion passant Or and in base a trefoil Argent barbed of the field".
Santiago Dotor, 20 Mar 2003
Erich Dieter Linder shows this flag on his
website. I have made a gif of it.
Pascal Gross, 20 Mar 2003
No. The "Region" Hannover was formed on 1 Nov 2001 by the city of Hannover
(engl. Hanover) and the munipalities of the former Landkreis (county) Hannover.
The Landkreis was dissolved in the process.
You can see a map of the counties of Lower Saxony here.
Stefan Schwoon, 20 Mar 2003
Garstedt is a small town southeast of Hamburg, Kreis Harburg.
On this webpage
[broken link] of the independent voters (Unabhängige Wählergemeinschaft)
of Garstedt appear the flag and coat-of-arms. The coat-of-arms is canting,
as spear in old Germanic was gar.
Jarig Bakker, 20 Feb 2000