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City of Ribnitz-Damgarten (Germany)

Stadt Ribnitz-Damgarten, Kreis Vorpommern-Rügen, Mecklenburg-Westpomerania

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Current Flag

[Ribnitz-Damgarten flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Aug 2011

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 2:3. It is a 4-stripes flag divided vertcally into red - white - blue - yellow with ratio 1:3:3:1. The figures of the coat of arms are placed onto the white and blue stripe of the flag. Their height is half of total height.
Source: /Erwin Günther/: "Kommunalflaggen in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (2)", published in "Flaggenkurier, Nr. 9", p.20-30, edited by DGF
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Aug 2011

Coat of arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per pale. The dexter side shows a bust of a man, crowned by a golden coronet, dressed in red and coated blue with fair hair in a silver (= white) field. The sinister side shows a golden (= yellow), rampant griffin tongued red.
In 1950 the towns of Ribnitz(Mecklenburg) and Damgarten(Pomerania) had been forced to merge by the communist government, which broke the resistance of the locals and the local authorities in order to extinct old historical roots. As there had been no historical arms of the city, a new coat of arms was created by Frank Rose, a citizen of Ribnitz-Damgarten. According to source the bust shows Jaromir II, prince of Rügen and founder of Damgarten. The giffin is symbolizing the lordship of Rostock, a historical subdivision of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, to which Ribnitz belonged.
Source: Roll of Arms of Mecklenburg-Westpomerania, no.26
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Aug 2011

The flag was approved on 5 January 1999 by minister of interior of Mecklenburg-Westpomerania, the coat of arms on 27 January 1993.

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