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Peenetal/Loitz Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Peenetal/Loitz, Landkreis Vorpommern-Greifswald, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Last modified: 2020-04-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Loitz city flag] 3:5 image by Gunnar Staack and Stefan Schwoon, 30 Aug 2011
flag of Loitz City, seat of the subcounty See also:

Peenetal/Loitz Subcounty

The subcounty has no proper symbols.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 09 Apr 2020

Municipalities without proper Flags

The following municipalities have no proper flags: Görmin and Sassen-Trantow.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 09 Apr 2020

Loitz City

Loitz Flag

It is a blue over white horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: Erwin Günther: "Kommunalflaggen in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (1)", published in "Flaggenkurier, Nr. 7/8", p.16-29, edited by DGF
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Aug 2011

Loitz Coat of Arms

In a red shield are five silver (= white) 6-point stars in pale between two golden (=yellow) clubs in pale. The whole ensemble is flanked by two black eagle wings pointing downward.
The Loitz region was ceded from the Dukes of Pommern to the Princes of Mecklenburg in 1326. The latter enfeoffed Knight Detlev of Gadebusch with the region. He granted city rights in 1242. The owners of the city changed frequently during the next centuries. The arms are based on an old city seal (no date is given by source). The wings are taken from the family arms of the Lords of Gadebusch-Loitz. The clubs are alluding to the fact that the city was seat of a court. The meaning of the stars is unknown. It was believed by the local people that they are symbolising fortune and fame.
Source: Hans-Heinz Schütt:"Auf Schild und Flagge" , Schwerin 2011, p.286
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Apr 2020

The coat of arms was registered as no.22 of the Municipal Roll of Arms Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Arms and flag are in use since 1994.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Aug 2011

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