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City of Gifhorn (Germany)

Stadt Gifhorn, Gifhorn county, Lower Saxony

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Gifhorn city

Gifhorn city, seat of Gifhorn county, Lower Saxony.
Inhabitants 42,945
CoA adopted: 1562
Flags adopted: ?
Source: Arnold Rabbow, "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003.
Jörg Majewski, 5 Apr 2007

From Ralf Hartemink's site: Gifhorn - Additions : 1974 Gamsen, Kästorf, Neubokel, Wilsche, Winkel
Origin/Meaning: Gifhorn received town and market rights in 1275 from Johann, Duke of Braunschweig-Lüneburg. Since the late 14th century the city used its own seals. All seals show the lion of the Welfen dynasty, to which the Dukes of Braunschweig belonged, as well as a canting horn. The colours are known since the 18th century and have not changed since.
Literature : Stadler, K. : Deutsche Wappen - Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Angelsachsen Verlag, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.


[Gifhorn city vertical flag] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 5 Apr 2007
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[Gifhorn city CoA] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 5 Apr 2007
adopted 1562