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Municipality of Zapel (Germany)

Gemeinde Zapel, Landkreis Ludwigslust-Parchim, Amt Criwitz, Mecklenburg-Westpomerania

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by german editorial team
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Current Flag

[Zapel flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Jan 2012

Description of current flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a green - white - green vertical triband with ratio 1:2:1. The coat of arms is in the middle of the central stripe.
Source: [szh11], p.217
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Jan 2012

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a green shield is a silver (= white), statant heron, armed golden (= yellow). Upon the dexter and sinister chief point are two pairs of golden (= yellow) acorns placed symmetrically with reference to the vertical axis.
The acorns are symbolizing an oak tree of very old age (some 100s of years) in the village. The heron is canting. ("Zapel" is derived from Slavic: czapla = heron)
Source: [szh11], p.217
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Jan 2012

Flag and coat of arms were approved by minister of interior of Mecklenburg-Westpomerania on 26 April 2006, published in the roll of arms of Mecklenburg-Westpomerania as no. 0301.

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