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Blankenburg (Harz) City (Germany)

Stadt Blankenburg (Harz), Harz County, Saxony-Anhalt

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Blankenburg (Harz) City

Blankenburg at the edge of the Harz mountains has nearly 20,000 inhabitants. The city belonged to the state of Brunswick (Braunschweig) until 1945 and was the seat of a county there. In 1945 the county was split between the British and the Soviet occupation zones. , and most of it (including Blankenburg city) came to the Soviet occupation zone. The smaller western part around Braunlage became part of Lower Saxony, but was still called Landkreis Blankenburg (!) (sometimes Restkreis or "remainder of the county" Blankenburg) until it was dissolved in the municipal reform of the 1970ies.
Source: Günther 1996a
Stefan Schwoon, 19 Apr 2001 / 12 July 2002

Blankenburg Flag

It is a black over red horizontal bicolour with centred arms with white fimbriation.
Sources: this online catalogue and 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Blankenburg City, version 8 December 2016
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Oct 2019

Blankenburg Banners

[Blankenburg (Harz) city banner]
5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Oct 2019
[Blankenburg (Harz) plain city banner]
3:5 image by Stefan Schwoon, 19 Apr 2001
   

It is a black-red vertical bicolour with centred arms with white fimbriation(see leftt image above). The city before used a plain black-red banner (see right image above).
Sources: this online catalogue and 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Blankenburg City, version 8 December 2016
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Oct 2019

Blankenburg Coat of Arms

Shield Sable, an embattled tower Argent masoned Sable with port Sable, flanked by an inescutcheon Argent, charged with an antler Gules at dexter, and a helmet Argent, crested by two antlers Gules at sinister.
Meaning:
The oldest version of this pattern can be found on a seal of Count Siegfried II of Blankenburg from 1266. It is in use as city seal since the 14th century. Inescutcheon and helmet are attributes of the Counts of Blankenburg and Regenstein.
Sources: Bensing et alii 1984, p.57 and 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Blankenburg City, version 8 December 2016
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Oct 2019

Flag, banner and arms were approved on 23 July 2016 by the county administration.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Oct 2019


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