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Barth Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Barth, Landkreis Vorpommern-Rügen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Last modified: 2020-04-28 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Barth city flag] 2:3 image by Gunnar Staack, 28 Aug 2011
flag of Barth City, seat of the subcounty See also:

Barth Subcounty

The subcounty has no proper symbols.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Apr 2020


Municipalities without proper Flags

The following municipalities have no proper flags: Divitz-Spoldershagen, Fuhlendorf, Karnin, Kenz-Küstrow, Löbnitz, Lüdershagen, Pruchten, Saal and Trinwillershagen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Apr 2020


Barth City

Barth Flag

The flag's ratio is 2:3. It is a blue over white over blue horizontal triband with ratio 1:3:1. The coat of arms is in the centre of the white stripe.
Source: 3 of Hauptsatzung of the city of Barth, version 14 December 1994
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Aug 2011

Barth Coat of Arms

The shield is divided per fess. Above in a silver (= white) field is a bearded head in natural colour. Below in a blue field are three silver (= white) fish. Above the shield is a helmet crested by five white plumes and having blue and white scarves.
Meaning:
According to source Barth grew around a castle of the Princes of Rügen and was built around 1200. The city was first mentioned in 1232. In the late 13th century Barth gained city rights. The beard (German: Bart) is canting. The head already appeared on a seal from 1404. The meaning or date of addition of the three fish is not known. The crest had been added in 1992.
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Aug 2011

Flag and arms are traditonal and were published in the Municipal Roll of Arms Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as no.2
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Aug 2011


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