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Klaipeda City (Klaipeda, Lithuania)

Memel

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image by Audrius Slapsinskas, 12 November 2004



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Overview

Klaipeda and Memel are the same city, Klaipeda being its Russian/Lithuanian name and Memel its German name.
Dov Gutterman, 23 July 2004

I applied to Klaipeda municipality for more info on Klaipeda flag, and I'd received the answer from Nijole Lazutkiene, superrior specialist of Information technologies dept., and Vidas Pakalniškis, superrior specialist of Culture dept. Here is translation of description:   "The flag of Klaipeda city was created by Klaipeda Design Center. The flag was adopted by Heraldry commission on June 18, 1992 (session report No 79). The flag is almost quadratic, standard dimentions are 130 cm (129 cm) in length and 120 cm (119 cm) in width, ratio is about 1.08. There is possible other dimensions according to this ratio there. Computer version of the flag was made by closed stock company Rodiklis.
Audrius Slapsinskas, 12 November 2004


Previously Reported Flags

1)
image by Audrius Slapsinskas, 7 July 2003

The flag (two vertical bands yellow and red) and the coat of arms of Klaipeda city (Klaipeda county - Klaipedos apskritis). The flag is drawn by me according to logo of the 750th Anniversary of Klaipeda City Foundation (old version of the site of Klaipeda municipality - <www.klaipeda.lt>) and personal observation from flag show in jubilee of Mindaugas coronation 750th anniversary. The coat of arms I drew according to the picture from the book: The Heraldry of Lithuania.
Audrius Slapsinskas, 4 and 7 July 2003

Quite similar in symbolism and colours to the Memel District 1920-1939 flag. Klaipeda and Memel are the same city, Klaipeda being its Russian/Lithuanian name and Memel its German name.
Santiago Dotor and Ivan Sache, 23 July 2003

2) [Memel 1920-1939 (Lithuania)]
image by Jaume Ollé

We have a report from Audrius Slapsinskas about a municipal flag as vertical yellow-red charged with the Coat of Arms. (see Previously Reported Flag). However, <www.misija.lt> report a horizontal yellow over red with Coat of Arms at canton. This is Memel District 1920-1939 flag.
Dov Gutterman, 23 July 2004


Coat of Arms


image by Audrius Slapsinskas, 12 November 2004