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City of Burg Stargard (Germany)

Stadt Burg Stargard, Landkreis Mecklenburgische Seenplatte, Amt Stargarder Land, Mecklenburg-Westpom

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Current Flag

[Burg Stargard flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Jan 2012

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a red - white - red vertical triband with ratio 1:3:1. The coat of arms without shield is in the central stripe.
Source: [szh11], p.292
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Jan 2012

Coat of arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a silver (= white) shield is a red eagle armed and tongued golden (=yellow).
The red eagle, in this case a version without cloverstems, is that one of the margraves of Brandenburg. They gained Stargard from the dukes of Pomerania in 1236. The margraves erected a fortified castle between 1248 and 1271 in order to protect the crossroads from Hamburg to Pomerania and from Lychen to the Baltiv shores. Protected by the fortification next to the Slavic settlement of Stargard (=old town ?) there arose a German sttlement, which gained city rights in 1259 from i>Margrave Otto III. of Brandenburg. Already in 1300 the region became a possession of the Dukes of Mecklenburg, who were temporarily residing here from 1352 to 1603.
Source: [szh11], p.292
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Jan 2012

Flag and coat of arms were approved by minister of interior of Mecklenburg-Westpomerania on 21 November 2003, published in the roll of arms of Mecklenburg-Westpomerania as no. 0214.

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