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Uelzen County (Germany)

Landkreis Uelzen, Lower Saxony

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[Uelzen County flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 1 Sep 2008
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Uelzen County

Uelzen county (Lower Saxony)
Description of flag: The flags ratio is 3:5. It is a white over red horizontal bicolour with the coat of arms in the centre of the flag.
Source: A photo of the flag is depicted on this webpage.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Oct 2007

A photography of the county flag can be seen here: And, indeed, they are using a "Hissflagge" (horizontal hoisted flag) and not one of the usual vertical variants.
Marcus E.V. Schmöger, 11 Oct 2008

Description of coat of arms: The shield is divided per fess. On the chief are three silver (=white) crosses in a red field. The crossbars are broader at their ends. On the base is a light blue, rampant, double queued lion, red armed and red tongued surrounded by eight red hearts, all in a silvery(=white) field.
Meaning: The blue lion is that one of Welfen dynasty, the former rulers of the duchy of Lüneburg. About crosses and hearts I have no information.
Source: A black and white image taken from the county's official letter-head. The tinctures I spotted on a boundary post between Lüneburg county and Uelzen county.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Sep 2008