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Rotenburg (Wümme) county (Germany)

Landkreis Rotenburg (Wümme), Lower Saxony

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[Rotenburg (Wümme) County flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 6 Jan 2008
Flag adopted 9 Nov 1979

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Rotenburg (Wümme) county

County: Rotenburg (Wümme) [Rotenburg (Wuemme)]
county seat: Rotenburg (Wümme) [Rotenburg (Wuemme)]
area: 2,070.02 qkm
population: 164,958
divisions: 57 municipalities, incl. 52 in 8 Samtgemeinden*, 4 towns
Flag adopted 9th November 1979
CoA adopted 31st May 1979
*A "Samtgemeinde" (SG*), also called "collective municipality" is a combination of several municipalities to an administrative community  in Lower Saxony.
Jörg Majewski, 6 Jan 2008

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[Rotenburg (Wümme) County banner] image by Jörg Majewski, 6 Jan 2008
Flag adopted 9 Nov 1979

CoA

[Rotenburg (Wümme) County arms] image by Jörg Majewski, 6 Jan 2008
adopted 31 May 1979

ROTHENBURG AN DER WÜMME
Additions : 1977 Bremervörde (1932 Zeven)
Origin/meaning:
The old arms were granted on July 15, 1929.
The arms show the lion, taken from the arms of the Kingdom of Hannover and used as a symbol for the Amt Rothenburg, one of the districts in the Kingdom. The cross is taken from the arms of the Abbey in Verden, as the abbey had many possessions in the district. The lower part shows the Wümme river.
The new arms were granted on May 31, 1979.
The new arms combine the lion from the old arms with the keys from the arms of the former district Bremervörde.
Literature : Stadler, K. : Deutsche Wappen - Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Angelsachsen Verlag, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.
Source: Ralf Hartemink.