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Ludwigslust-Parchim County ( Germany)

Landkreis Ludwigslust-Parchim, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Last modified: 2020-04-28 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Ludwigslust-Parchim county flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 27 Apr 2020 See also:

Ludwigslust-Parchim County

On 4 September 2011 the counties of Ludwigslust and Parchim merged, the seat of the new county is Parchim.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Jan 2012

Ludwigslust-Parchim County Flag

It is an armourial flag (banner of arms).
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Apr 2020

Ludwigslust-Parchim County Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale; at dexter Azure a heron passant Argent armed Or; at sinister parted per fess, above Or bull's head caboshed Sable crowned Or, beneath Gules two connected oak leaves Or with one acorn of the same.
Meaning:
The heron is representing nature, riches of water and diversity of species. The bull's head is taken from and representing the former Parchim County. The oak twig is a modification of the lower half of the arms of former Ludwigslust County and representing that former county.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Apr 2020

Flag and arms were adopted on 27 January 2015 by the county council and published in the Hauptsatzung of the county, updated the same day.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Apr 2020


Ludwigslust County (until 2011)

Ludwigslust County Flag

[Ludwigslust County flag (until 2011)] 3:5 image by Stefan Schwoon, 3 Feb 2001

It is a horizontal yellow-green bicolour with centred arms. The height of the arms is 5/9 the height of the flag.
Sources: Hans-Heinz Schütt:"Auf Schild und Flagge" , Schwerin 2011, pp.111-12 and this online catalogue
Stefan Schwoon, 3 Feb 2001

Ludwigslust County Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess wavy, above Gules a horse passant Or, beneath Or three oak leaves oin fan.
Meaning:
The horse is symbolising the famous horse breeding station of Redefin, as well as horse-breeding in general. The horse was also part of the arms of several 13th century Counts of Schwerin. The wavy line of partition is symbolising the Elbe River. The oak leaves are symbolising three former counties. The tinctures are derived from the colours of former Schwerin County (red and gold) and Dannenberg County (red, silver and green).
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Santiago Dotor, 25 Oct 2001

The flag was approved on 28 August 1997 and the arms were approved on 20 February 1997 by Minister of Interior of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Both were published in the Municipal Roll of Arms Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as no.121.
Stefan Schwoon, 3 Feb 2001


Parchim County (until 2011)

Parchim County Flag

[Parchim county flag]
2:3 image by Stefan Schwoon, 3 Feb 2001
[Parchim county flag w/ white horns]
2:3 image by Stefan Schwoon, Falko Schmidt and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Apr 2020
   

It is an armourial flag (banner of arms).
Source: Linder and Olzog 1996
Stefan Schwoon, 3 Feb 2001

Parchim County Tricolour

[Parchim county tricolour] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Apr 2020

It was a horizontal red-yellow-blue tricolour with centred city arms of Parchim. The flag colours are those of the Mecklenburg regional flag.
Source: information provided to Falko Schmidt by Erwin Günther, based on Hauptsatzung of the county.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Apr 2020

Parchim County Coat of Arms

Shield Azure, a bend sinister Or, charged with a bull's head caboshed Sable, crowned Or and armed Sable (see left image above) or Argent (see right image above), the latter was an ephemeral version, valid only for 13 months. The width of the bend sinister is 2/3 of total width.
Meaning:
The bull's head is symbolising both: Mecklenburg as a whole aswell as the former Lordship of Parchim-Richenberg, which became part of Mecklenburg in 1471. The two blue triangular corners are symbolising the Schwerin Lake and the Plau Lake.
Sources: Linder and Olzog 1996 and Hans-Heinz Schütt:"Auf Schild und Flagge" , Schwerin 2011, pp.185-187
Santiago Dotor, 25 Oct 2001

The flag was approved on 9 January 1997 and the coat of arms was approved on 7 June 1995 and modified on 4 July 1996 and by Minister of Interior of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. They were published in the Municipal Roll of Arms Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as no.84. The tricolour was introduced on 13 February 1992 and abolished 12 June 1996.
Stefan Schwoon, 3 Feb 2001


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