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Hagenow City (Germany)

Stadt Hagenow, Landkreis Ludwigslust-Parchim, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Last modified: 2020-04-17 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Hagenow city flag] 3:5 image by Stefan Schwoon, 29 Aug 2011
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    Hagenow Flag

    It is a red over yellow horizontal bicolour. In the upper hoist corner is a bishop's head in natural colour crowned by a mitre, i.e. the arms without shield.
    Source: Erwin Günther: "Kommunalflaggen in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (1)", published in "Flaggenkurier, Nr. 7/8", p.16-29, edited by DGF
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Aug 2011

    Hagenow Coat of Arms

    Shield Gules, a half length portrait of a bishop, haired Argent, dressed Or with a mitre Or decorated Gules with scarves of the same.
    The bishop probably is St.Denis of Paris, patron saint of the local parish church. The arms are based on a city seal. Prints of the seal are known since 1420.
    Source: Hans-Heinz Schütt:"Auf Schild und Flagge" , Schwerin 2011, pp.125-126
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Apr 2020

    The arms were granted on 10 April 1858 by Grand Duke Friedrich Franz II of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. The flag was first used on 12 March 1996 and approved on 15 March 1996 by Minister of Interior of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Both were published in the Municipal Roll of Arms Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as no.49
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Apr 2020

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