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Satow Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Satow, Landkreis Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

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[Satow municipal banner] 4:11 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 May 2011
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    Satow Municipality

    Satow Flag

    It is a white flag with the local coat of arms on the 2nd quarter from above.
    Source: I spotted this flag on 27 April 2011 in the town hall of Satow.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 May 2011

    Satow Coat of Arms

    The shield is divided per pale. On the dexter half is a silver(=white) apple tree bearing three apples. On the sinister half is a red monk in a silver(=white) field. The shield has a golden(=yellow) chief containing seven green acorns ordered horizontally.
    In 1(2) of the local Hauptsatzung, version13 January 1998, updated 9 August 2000, only the coat of arms is mentioned but no flag. The flag described above is that one used by the town hall.
    According to the municipal webpage the former municipality of Satow consisted of the villages of Satow, Gerdshagen, Groß Nienhagen, Horst, Lüningshagen, Rederank and Rosenhagen. The seven acorns are symbolising these villages of the former municipality and are alluding to a local oak lane. The municipality is famous for its production of juices and musts of all kind of fruit, especially apples and sea buckthorne (Latin: Hippophae rhamnoides). The tree is symbolising this tradition. Furthermore it is a canting element, as the old Slavic name meant an orchard. The monk is a Cistercan, as the village Zathowe was donated to the Cistercian Abbey of Amelungsborn by Heinrich Borwin I Prince in Mecklenburg. The monks cleared the forests and built a church in 1301, which was demolished in 1871. In 1301 the Abbey ceded its rights in Satow to the Doberan Abbey. Satow had been the capital of a VG since 18 January 1991, which was changed into the Satow subcounty (Amt) on 1 May 1992. The other municipalities were Bölkow, Hanstorf, Heiligenhagen, Radegast and Reinshagen. On 1 July 2003 the subcounty was changed into the (new) municipality of Satow and the subcounty was dissolved.
    Source: Hans-Heinz Schütt:"Auf Schild und Flagge" , Schwerin 2011, pp.245-246
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Mar 2020

    The flag is used unofficially. The arms were approved on 18 April 2005 by Minister of Interior of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and published in the Municipal Roll of Arms Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as no.296.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 May 2011

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