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City of Achim (Germany)

Stadt Achim, Landkreis Verden, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2011-12-30 by german editorial team
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Current Flag

[Achim flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2011

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a plain yellow flag. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Sources: Stadler 1970[sta70], p.15; confirmed by Stefan Schwoon's database , based upon main state archive Hannover
Furthermore in 5(2) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Achim version 14 December 2006 this flag is mentioned as decoration flown by the city.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2011

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per pale. The dexter half shows an upright silver (= white) key in a red field. The sinister side shows a black bear's paw in a silver (= white) field.
Meaning:
According to source the key is derived from the arms of Bremen, as the bishops of Bremen ruled the area until 1648 when it became a Swedish possession. The bear's paw is taken from the arms of the Clüver kin, who acted from the 15th century until 1648 as administrators (Gogräfen) and judges in in the juridical district of Achim.
Source: Stadler 1970, p.15
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2011


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