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At the same location as the town there has been since 1544 a hunting
lodge called Oletzko. At a peninsula towards the lake, across the Lega
river, in 1619 the Castle of Oletzko (Schloss Oletzko) was established
as a regional administrative seat for the Dukes of Prussia.
In 1920, the East Prussian plebiscite was held in the area by the League of Nations according to the Treaty of Versailles on remaining in East Prussia or affiliation with the recreated state of Poland. In the whole district of Oletzko there were only 2 pro-Polish votes, so the county remained with Germany. Thus the City was renamed "Treuburg" ("Loyal Castle") in 1928.
Between 1818 and 1945, Marggrabowa was the seat of Oletzko County (Kreis
Oletzko) in the province of East Prussia in Prussia. Following the example
of the town, in 1933 also the district was named Kreis Treuburg.
More on Olecko (in English) here.
Arms adopted on December 5, 2002 (resolution # II/8/02).
Flag adopted on August 31, 2006 (resolution # XLVII/376/06),
"Arms: red castle with three towers covered with blue roofs and golden balls.
On it, a shield divided vertically into two fields: on the right, silver field there is half of the Brandenburgian red eagle. On the left field there is black and white "chessboard" of the Hohenzollerns.
Flag: a white rectangle with two narrow red stripes at the top and the
bottom of it.
Width of the red stripes is 1/7 of the total width of the flag.
The Arms are placed centrally on the white field. Ratio is 5:8."
Chrystian Kretowicz, 14 Nov 2008
This is my attempt to blazon these arms:
"Argent a castle triple-towered gules (windowed Sable?) roofed Azure balled Or, an inescutcheon impaled Argent an eagle dimidiated displayed Gules beaked langued and membered Or, quarterly Sable and Argent".
Christopher Southworth, 17 Nov 2008