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Ostprignitz-Ruppin County (Germany)

Landkreis Ostprignitz-Ruppin, Brandenburg

Last modified: 2019-12-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Ostprignitz-Ruppin County flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 17 Mar 2005 See also:

Ostprignitz-Ruppin County

Ostprignitz-Ruppin Flag

It is a vertical green-white-red tricolour. stripes proportioned 1:2:1, with arms in the centre of the white stripe.
Jörg Majewski, 17 Mar 2005


Ostprignitz-Ruppin Vertical Flag

[Ostprignitz-Ruppin vertical flag] image by Jörg Majewski, 17 Mar 2005

It is a vertical green-white-red tricolour. stripes proportioned 1:2:1, with arms in the centre of the white stripe.
Jörg Majewski, 17 Mar 2005


Ostprignitz-Ruppin Coat of Arms

[Ostprignitz-Ruppin CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 17 Mar 2005

Shield split by a pall Argent, in chief Gules an eagle Argent armed Or; in base vert dexter a fleur-de-lis Or leashed Gules, sinister a Mitre Or charged Gules.
Meaning:
The eagle is derived from the arms of the Counts of Lindow-Ruppin, a branch line of the Arnstein kin, who were the first German rulers of Ruppin in the 13th century. He is also representing the former Neuruppin County. The fleur-de-lis is taken from the arms of the Lords of Plotho, first rulers of Kyritz and also representing former Kyritz County The mitre is representing former Wittstock County and also alluding to Bishop Heinrich I of Havelberg, who made Wittstock his capital. County seat is the city of Neuruppin.
Jörg Majewski, 17 Mar 2005 and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Apr 2019

Flag, banner and arms were approved on 2 September 2004
Jörg Majewski, 17 Mar 2005


Kyritz County

Kyritz County Flag


[Kyritz county flag (1990 - 1993)] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Dec 2019

It was a green flag with connected thin stripes red over white throughout horizontal stripes in the middle and centred arms.
Sources: Erwin Günther:"Wappen und Flaggen der Stadt- und Landkreise Brandenburgs und der ehemaligen Grenzmark Posen-Westpreußen", Erfurt 1998, p.81 and 3(2) of Hauptsatzung of Kyritz County, version 13 September 1990
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Dec 2019

Kyritz County Coat of Arms

Shield quartered; 1st quarter parted per pale of Sable and Argent; 2nd quarter Argent an eagle Gules armed and tongued Or with cloverstems Or, holding a sword Or in bend by his dexter claw and a sceptre Or in bend sinister by his sinister claw, on his breast an inescutcheon Azure charged with a szeptre Or, over his hat an impending elector's cap (Kurhut); 3rd quarter sinister bendy of four of Argent and Gules; 4th quarter Or a triangular shield pily fessy of Argent and Sable.
Meaning:
The 1st and 4th quarter are referring to Prignitz kins not mentioned by name in source. The colours black and white are also referring to Prussia. The 2nd quarter is displaying the arms of the Electorate of Brandenburg model 1864. The 3rd quarter is representing the municipalities of the Ruppin region.
Sources: Erwin Günther:"Wappen und Flaggen der Stadt- und Landkreise Brandenburgs und der ehemaligen Grenzmark Posen-Westpreußen", Erfurt 1998, p.80 and 3(1) of Hauptsatzung of Kyritz County, version 13 September 1990
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Dec 2019

Flag and arms were adopted on 13 September 1990 and abolished in 1993.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Dec 2019


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