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Ostercappeln Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Ostercappeln, Landkreis Osnabrück, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Ostercappeln municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 June 2017 See also:

Current Flag

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a plain white flag with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 June 2017

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Shield Argent, an annulet Sable, over all a bend of eight connected lozenges Gules.
The annulet is symbolising the initial of the municipality's name, an "O", furthermore it is reminding on the black wheel of Osnabrück. Each lozenge is representing one of the former independent municipalities as follows:
1) Haaren, Hitz-Jöstingshausen, Nordhausen, Ostercappeln (being part of former Ostercappeln Comprehensive Municipality),
2) Broxten, Vorwalde, Niewedde (being part of former Venne Comprehensive Municipality) and
3) Schwagstorf Municipality.
The arms were designed on demand of the local council in 1972.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 June 2017

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