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The flags of Mecklenburg (blue on yellow on red) and (West) Pomerania (blue on white) can still be used and must appear beside the Land flag when this one is used on public buildings.

David Lewellen, 1995 and Carsten Linke, 2 May 1996


The law of 7th February 1991, Paragraph 3, Line 3, reads, "In the regions of Mecklenburg and West Pomerania of the Land, the traditional colours and flags can be flown". Line 4 also says, "On official flag days, the local parliament shall fly the flag of the state, as well as, with it, the flags of the two regions".

Pascal Vagnat, 19 December 1995


[Mecklenburg (Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany)]
by Zeljko Heimer

The traditional colours of Mecklenburg may be used in the part of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania that was formerly part of Mecklenburg, however the use of a flag with the coat-of-arms seems to me not appropriate.

Marcus Schmöger, 14 August 2000

West Pomerania


[West Pomerania (Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany)]
by Zeljko Heimer

The blue is light blue. Often you can see the flag containing the Pomeranian coat of arms: [Argent], a griffin rampant Gules armed Or. The use of this flag was strictly forbidden in the German Democratic Republic. As all former German —nowadays Polish etc.— provinces, [the name] Pomerania and its symbols were banned because they were said to be revanchist.

Carsten Linke, 15 May 1996

Although the traditional blue-white colours of Pomerania may be used in the part of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania that was formerly part of Pomerania, there was probably never a state flag i.e. blue-white with coat-of-arms.

Marcus Schmöger, 14 August 2000

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