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Uslar City (Germany)

Stadt Uslar, Landkreis Northeim, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-11-13 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Uslar city flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 June 2017 See also:

Current Flag

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a green over white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 June 2017

Plain Flag reported 1891

[Uslar plain flag 1891] 1:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2011

Description of  flag:
The ratio is given as 1:2. It was a yellow over blue horizontal bicolour.
Source:H.Ahrens "Hannoversche Landschafts-und Städtewappen", 1891, plate XX
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2011

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Shield Argent; an embattled wall Gules, crowned by two embattled towers Gules with blue domes; in centre connected by a basement Gules, charged with an inescutcheon Argent displaying a green initial "V" and crowned by a lion statant Azure armed and tongued Gules.
The arms are mainly based on the oldest seal of the city, which is known since the late 13th century. This seal showed a gate with two church towers and between the towers the so-called lion-monument in Braunschweig, built in 1166. The lion in the monument is taken from the Welfen kin, at that time Dukes of Braunschweig, who also ruled Uslar. A later secret seal from 1642 displays the same pattern. Since 1712 there had been freestanding towers, between them above the lion and beneath the initial "V" (a Roman "U") of the city.
The arms are approved in 1935 by Oberpräsident of Prussian Hannover Province and were slightly changed in designe and confirmed in 1952 by Minister of Interior of Lower Saxony.
Source: Stadler 1970, p.77
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 June 2017

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