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Marschacht municipality (Germany)
Gemeinde Marschacht, Samtgemeinde Elbmarsch, Harburg county, Lower Saxony
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3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Sep 2008
adopted 24 Sep 2008
Marschacht (Samtgemeinde* Elbmarsch; Harburg county; Lower Saxony)
Description of flag: It is a yellow over green horizontal bicolour,
both colours divided by a white, fessy, wavy line. In the centre of the
flag the coat of arms is superimposed in that way, that the wavy lines
on cloth and coat of arms are congruent.
Description of coat of arms: It is a golden (=yellow) field superimposed
by a green fess containing a white, fessy, wavy line.
Meaning: The wavy line is symbolizing river Elbe. The green fess is
symbolizing the dams at river Elbe. Green is furthermore the colour of
fertility. Yellow is the colour of prosperity. The colours of the flag
should repeat the colours of the coat of arms. In order to distinguish
the flag from that one of Samtgemeinde Elbmarsch, they had been inverted
and divided by the wavy line.
Source: own draft.
The flag was chosen among eight drafts on 27 August 2008 and is to
be adopted on 24 September 2008
Source: Landeszeitung für die Lüneburger Heide; edition
29 August 2008; p.8.
*A "Samtgemeinde" (SG*), also called "collective municipality"
is a combination of several municipalities to an administrative community
in Lower Saxony.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Sep 2008
Marschacht proposed flag
3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Sep 2008
Description of flag: It is a yellow over green bicolour, both colours
divided by a white, fessy, wavy line. In the centre of the flag the coat
of arms is superimposed in that way, that the wavy lines on cloth and coat
of arms are congruent. In the lower hoist are four golden balls.
Meaning: The golden balls are symbolizing the four settlement cores
that formed the municipality: Obermarschacht, Niedermarschacht, Eichholz
and Rönne. The formation is the same as it would be on a map. The draft
without the balls was probably chosen in order to see Marschacht as a unit.
Source: own draft
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Sep 2008