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Stralsund 17th-19th Centuries (Brandenburg, Germany)

Reported 1695, 1805, 1848 and 1862

Last modified: 2002-12-07 by santiago dotor
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both by Jaume Ollé

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Stralsund is a north German city, in the Land Mecklenburg-West Pomerania (population about 76,000). The flag they used [when I travelled there], was red with a white cross and arrowhead. I think I remember having seen this design in old flag charts, but wasn't there also a flag with a yellow sun on a red field?

Jan Oskar Engene, 14 May 1996

Red flag with a gold sun (with face) at center.

Norman Martin, 20 January 1998

In Smith 1975, p. 115, there is a red flag with two arrowheads for Stralsund. I have grave doubts about the smile — on an old flag chart I have the sun is looking stern.

Jarig Bakker, 30 March 1999

Hanging Flag 14th Century

[Stralsund 14th Century (Germany)]
by Phil Nelson

Znamierowski 1999 shows several interesting flags of the Port Cities of northern Europe. These are derived from gonfanons, originally red in color. The flags, in a banner form [i.e. hanging flags], were flown from the stern of the vessels, the mast carrying the gonfanon of the colors. The oldest of the series, from the mid-13th century, that of Hamburg, was followed among others by Stralsund in the 14th century.

Phil Nelson, 20 February 2000