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Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1815-1934 (Germany)

Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Grossherzogtum Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1815-1918

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[Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1864-1934 (Germany)] 2:3 (1864-1918) (1921-1934)
by Marcus Schmöger
Flag adopted 4 January 1864, abolished 1935, readopted 1946, abolished 1952, readopted as regional flag 1991

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By the Treaty of Hamburg (1701), most of the territory went to Mecklenburg-Schwerin, while Mecklenburg-Strelitz comprised the principality of Ratzeburg in the northwest and the lordship of Stargard in the southeast. (...) The Congress of Viena in 1814-15 recognized them as grand duchies (...). The Nationalsocialist government in 1934 merged the two states into one Land. Source: Encyclopaedia Britannica 1981, vol. VI, p. 742.

Santiago Dotor, 3 October 2000

The Grand Duchies agreed to have the same flags, but seem never to get around to deciding which. Mecklenburg-Strelitz without a seacoast did not need sea flags.

Norman Martin, 28 September 2000

Civil Flag 1864-1918 / Civil and State Flag 1921-1934

Landesfarben 1864-1918 / Landesflagge 1921-1934

[Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1864-1934 (Germany)] 2:3 (1864-1918) (1921-1934)
by Marcus Schmöger

Horizontal tricolor blue-yellow-red. Adopted officially by Mecklenburg-Strelitz 4 January 1864. Used as Landesflagge 1921-1935.

Norman Martin, 3 March 1998

Standard of the Grand Duke c.1897-1918


[Standard of the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin Afloat c.1878 / Standard of the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz c.1897-1918 (Germany)] 2:3
by Theo van der Zalm

Horizontal tricolor blue-white-red. In the center offset slightly to hoist a white rectangle slightly overlapping red and blue stripes with the greater arms of Mecklenburg.

Norman Martin, 3 March 1998

According to Siebmacher 1878 the grand dukes of Mecklenburg-Strelitz used the blue-yellow-red flag with just the (oval) shield of Mecklenburg in the yellow band. (...) Ströhl 1897 and Neubecker 1933 assign the former Schwerin standard with the white panel to the grand duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

Theo van der Zalm, 15 June 2001