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Copenhagen has no official city flag. Sometimes used: a logo-on-a-sheet-like rag, probably designed by some advertising agency is used.
Ole Andersen, 14 December 1997

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Proposal by Peter Orenski and Harry Oswald

[Copenhagen proposal] by Peter Orenski

Peter Orenski wrote, "As passionate vexillologists, once we found out (to our great surprise) that Copenhagen didn't have a city flag, we went to Town Hall and spoke with people in the Archive Dept., Library, and Jan Horskjær's Information Office, trying to find out:

1. WHY Copenhagen didn't have a flag, and
2. WHAT the various Copenhageners at Town Hall thought an appropriate symbol and flag for the capital might be.

The Archive Dept. and Mr. Horskjær's office were especially helpful in providing copies of the Københavns Kommune's beautiful arms, both the original design and its modern stylized version. After several discussions with Town Hall employees, they agreed that the attached design would be an appropriate city flag. As you see, the proposed flag mirrors the national flag in its dimensions, colors, and hoist-displaced charge -- Bishop Absalon's famous 1167 'Castle at Havn.'

Peter Orenski, 7 September 2003

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