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Plau upon Lake Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Plau am See, Landkreis Ludwigslust-Parchim, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Last modified: 2020-04-24 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Plau am See city flag] 3:5 image by Stefan Schwoon, 14 Dec 2011
flag of Plau upon Lake City, seat of the subcounty See also:

Plau upon Lake Subcounty

The subcounty has no proper symbols.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Apr 2020


Municipalities without proper Flags

The following municipalities have no proper flags: Barkhagen and Ganzlin.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Apr 2020


Ganzlin Municipality

Buchberg Village

Buchberg Flag


[Buchberg village flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 24 Apr 2020

It is a red-yellow-red vertical triband with ratio of stripes 1:2:1. The coat of arms is in the middle of the yellow stripe.
Source: Hans-Heinz Schütt:"Auf Schild und Flagge" , Schwerin 2011, pp.189-190
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Apr 2020

Buchberg Coat of Arms

Shield Gules, a stag passant Or, in base five blossoms Argent seeded Vert in circle (1:2:2).
Meaning:
The arms are based on the abolished arms of Retzow. The stag is symbolising forestry. The blossoms are symbolising agriculture, especially the cultivation of potatoes. Their number is symbolising the five settlements Gnevsdorf, Hof Retzow, Klein Dammerow, Retzow and Wangelin.
Source: Hans-Heinz Schütt:"Auf Schild und Flagge" , Schwerin 2011, pp.189-190
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Apr 2020

Flag and arms were approved on 5 July 2006 by Minister of Interior of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and published in the Municipal Roll of Arms Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as no.304. The symbols were abolished on 25 May 2014.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Apr 2020

Retzow Village

Retzow Flag


[Retzow village flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 24 Apr 2020

It is a red-yellow-red vertical triband with ratio of stripes 1:2:1. The coat of arms is in the middle of the yellow stripe.
Source: Hans-Heinz Schütt:"Auf Schild und Flagge" , Schwerin 2011, pp.443-444
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Apr 2020

Retzow Coat of Arms

Shield Gules, a stag passant Or, surrounded by three blossoms Argent seeded Vert, on dexter and sinister chief point and on middle base point.
Meaning:
The stag is symbolising forestry. The blossoms are symbolising agriculture, especially the cultivation of potatoes. Their number is symbolising the three settlements Hof Retzow, Klein Dammerow and Retzow proper.
Source: Hans-Heinz Schütt:"Auf Schild und Flagge" , Schwerin 2011, pp.443-444
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Apr 2020

Flag and arms were approved on 1 June 1999 by Minister of Interior of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and published in the Municipal Roll of Arms Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as no.189. The symbols were abolished on 13 June 2004.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Apr 2020


Plau upon Lake City / (Plau am See)

Plau Flag

It is a red-yellow-red horizontal triband with ratio of stripes 1:4:1. The coat of arms without shield is in the centre of the yellow stripe.
Source: 1(3) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Plau am See, version 21 April 2004
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Dec 2011

Plau Flag (1989 - 1994)


[Plau city flag (1989 - 1994)] 3:5 image by Stefan Schwoon, 14 Dec 2011

It was a blue over yellow over red horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms was in the centre of the flag.
Source: Günther 1998
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Apr 2020

Plau Coat of Arms

Shield Or, a gate Gules masoned Sable with basement of the same with five embattlements and bays on either side, in port Or a bull's head caboshed sable crowned Or.
Meaning:
Plau gained city rights in 1225, which were confirmed in 1235. Since 1229 Plau belonged to the Lordship of Parchim-Richenberg, from 1256 until 1436 to the Lordship of Werle, afterwards to the Duchy of Mecklenburg. The arms are based on a city seals. Prints are known since 1354. The gate is symbolising Plau as a fortified city. The bull's head is taken from the arms of the Lordship Parchim-Richenberg.
Sources: 1(2) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Plau am See, version 21 April 2004 and Hans-Heinz Schütt:"Auf Schild und Flagge" , Schwerin 2011, pp.205-207
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Apr 2020

The current flag was approved by Minister of Interior of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern on 28 May 1996. The arms were granted on 10 April 1858 by Grand Duke Friedrich Franz II of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Both were published in the Municipal Roll of Arms Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as no.56. The 1st flag was used inofficially and was not approved, it was abolished in 1994. The city was renamed to Plau am See also in 1994.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Dec 2011

Karow Borough

Karow Flag


[Karow borough flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Jan 2012

It is a yellow-red horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: Hans-Heinz Schütt:"Auf Schild und Flagge" , Schwerin 2011, p.439
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Jan 2012

Karow Coat of Arms

Shield Or with chief Azure, a church Gules with stepped gable, windows Gules and port Or, charged with a Latin cross Gules.
Meaning:
The blue chief is symbolizing the location on the northern bend of the Plau Lake. The building is an image of the church of Karow that had been built in 1872.
Source: Hans-Heinz Schütt:"Auf Schild und Flagge" , Schwerin 2011, p.439
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Jan 2012

The flag was approved on 27 January 2004 and the arms were approved on 28 March 2003 by Minister of Interior of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Both werepublished in the Municipal Roll of Arms Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as no.277. The symbols were abolished on 1 January 2011.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Jan 2012


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