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Rügen County (Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany)

Landkreis Rügen

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[Rügen County (Lower Saxony, Germany)] 3:5
by Stefan Schwoon
Flag adopted 7th December 1995, coat-of-arms adopted 18th January 1993

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Another flag version of the arms, scanned and colourised (modulo some pixel hunting) from Der Flaggenkurier no. 3, 1996, p. 35. Ratio is 3:5. Rügen is the largest German island, situated close to the Baltic coast.

Stefan Schwoon, 3 February 2001

Flag adopted 07.12.1995, according to Dirk Schönberger's Administrative Divisions of the World website. From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

The arms were granted on January 18, 1993. The arms are derived from the 13th century arms of the Principality of Rügen, with the addition of a crown. The meaning of the old arms is not known.

Literature: Linder and Olzog 1996.

Santiago Dotor, 25 October 2001