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City of Plau am See (Germany)

Stadt Plau am See, Landkreis Ludwigslust-Parchim, Mecklenburg-Westpomerania

Last modified: 2012-01-27 by german editorial team
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Current Flag (since 1996)

[Plau am See flag] 3:5 image by Stefan Schwoon,

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a red over yellow over red horizontal triband with ratio 1:4:1. The coat of arms without shield is in the centre of the yellow stripe.
Source: 1(3) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Plau am See, version 21 April 2004
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Dec 2011

Plau City Flag (1989 - 1994)

[Plau flag 1989-1994] 3:5 image by Stefan Schwoon,

Description of flag of Plau (1989 - 1994):
It was a blue over yellow over red horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms was in the centre of the flag. This flag was used inofficially. As it was not approved, it was abolished in 1994. The city was renamed into Plau am See also in 1994. Source: Günther 1998

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a golden (= yellow) field is a red gate masoned black upon a basement of the same kind. The gate is embattled by five pinnacles and has bays on either side. In the open gate is a black bull's head crowned golden (=yellow). The crown has pearls and fleur de lis as ornaments.
Meaning:
The ensemble of the crowned bull's head is called Richenbergian bull's head.
Source: 1(2) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Plau am See, version 21 April 2004
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Dec 2011

The current flag was approved by minister of interior of Mecklenburg-Westpomerania on 28 May 1996.

Borough of Karow

Karow Flag (2004 - 2010)

[Plau-Karow flag 2004 - 2010] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Jan 2012

Description of flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a yellow over red horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: [szh11], p.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Jan 2012

Karow Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The chief is plain blue. In the yellow field is a red building with a stepped gable. In its open (=yellow) door is a red Latin cross.
Meaning:
The blue chief is symbolizing the location on the northern bend of Lake Plau. The building is an image of the church of Karow that had been erected in 1872.
Source: [szh11], p.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Jan 2012

The flag was approved by minister of interior of Mecklenburg-Westpomerania on 27 January 2004, published in the roll of arms of Mecklenburg-Westpomerania as no. 0277, the coat of arms on 28 March 2003. The symbols became invalid on 1 January 2011.


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