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Strausberg City (Germany)

Stadt Strausberg, Landkreis Märkisch-Oderland, Brandenburg

Last modified: 2019-12-13 by klaus-michael schneider
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[ flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Dec 2019 and Jorge Candeias, 8 Mar 1999 See also:

Strausberg City

Strausberg Flag

The flag is blue over green horizontally divided with centred arms.
Sources: this online catalogue, this online newspaper and here
Jorge Candeias, 8 Mar 1999 and Pascal Vagnat, 9 Mar 1999

Strausberg plain Flag

[Strausberg plain flag] 3:5 image by Jorge Candeias, 8 Mar 1999

The flag is blue over green horizontally divided.
Hauptsatzung of Strausberg City, version 1997
Jorge Candeias, 8 Mar 1999 and Pascal Vagnat, 9 Mar 1999

Strausberg Coat of Arms

Shield Azure, on a triplemount Vert issuant from base an ostrich statant reguardant proper. In central chief an impending inescutcheon Argent, charged with an eagle Gules armed Or with cloverstems of the same on his wings.
Meaning:
The Margraves of Brandenburg built a castle in 1230 and a settlement in 1247, which was called a city in 1268. The oldest seal from 1349 displayed an ostrich holding a horseshoe in his beak. At the beginning of the 15th century the horseshoe was replaced by the inescutcheon, symbolising the sovereignty of the margraves over the city. In 1945 the inescutcheon was removed as the symbol affiliated with Prussia, and thus disliked by the communists in the later GDR. The eagle was restored in 1994.
Source: Bensing et alii 1984, pp.442-443
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Dec 2019

The flag was approved on 27 February 1997. The arms were approved on 26 January 1994. Although according to 3 of Hauptsatzung of Strausberg City, version 6 November 2014, no flag is mentioned, it is in use according to sources given above.
Jorge Candeias, 8 Mar 1999 and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Dec 2019


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