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Neuruppin Fontane City (Germany)

Fontanestadt Neuruppin, Landkreis Ostprignitz-Ruppin, Brandenburg

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Neuruppin Fontane City

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It is a red-white vertical bicolour with centred arms.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Neuruppin City, version 27 September 2007
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Coat of Arms

Shield Azure; issuant from base a castle Argent with port and windows Sable, having two embattled towers in flanches and three embattled turrets in centre, all with cone roofs Gules topped by balls Or; over all an inescutcheon Gules, charged with an eagle Argent armed and tongued Or.
Meaning:
The castle is probably alluding to the status of a city. The inescutcheon displays the arms of the Lordship of Ruppin, to which the city belonged.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA and 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Neuruppin City, versions 27 September 2007 and 5 January 2009
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The arms were approved on 22 June 1928 by Prussian Minster of State and confirmed on 31 March 2003. Acc. to 1 of Hauptsatzung Neuruppin adopted the title "Fontanestadt". Theodor Fontane (1819 - 1898) was a German poet and journalist, started however his career as a pharmacist. He was born in Neuruppin. Recently began his 200-years anniversary in the city.
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