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Municipality of Gingst (Germany)

Gemeinde Gingst, Landkreis Vorpommern-Rügen, Amt West-Rügen, Mecklenburg-Westpomerania

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by german editorial team
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Current Flag

[Gingst flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Jan 2012

Description of current flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a green - yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: [szh11], p.389
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Jan 2012

Coat of arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per pale. The dexter side shows in a green field golden (= yellow) balances superimposed by a sword of the same colour pointing downwards. The sinister side shows in a golden (= yellow) field a red weaver's shuttle superimposed by an open pair of scissors of the same colour.
Sword and balances are symbolizing the lower court, which had been in the former market town since the 13th century. Shuttle and scissors are symbolizing the important guilds of weavers and taylors.
Source: [szh11], p.389
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Jan 2012

Flag and coat of arms were approved by minister of interior of Mecklenburg-Westpomerania on 7 January 2000, published in the roll of arms of Mecklenburg-Westpomerania as no. 0192.

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