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Slubice county, Lubuskie Vojvodship

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Słubice commune flag

[Slubice flag] by Pascal Gross, 20 August 1999, after image from this site.

Słubice flag without white border

[Slubice flag without white border] by Jens Pattke, 2 March 2001

Słubice, for centuries a suburb of Frankfurt-on-Odra, was awarded half of the white eagle, the symbol of its present nationality, and half of the red Frankfurt rooster, the symbol of its past history", even though formerly, on March 5th 1948, the Town Council ruled not to hold an arms design contest due to high costs of such an enterprise. To settle the matter, in early 1975 a special committee was set the task of selecting the final and indisputable version of Słubice's coat of arms.At the end of the year it decided on the earliest version which was subsequently approved by the town council in its resolution No III/14/75 of December 30th 1975.
Info from the Słubice website.

Słubice: formerly in the Gorzów region (now Lubuskian), ca. 17.000 inhabitants. Founded about 1250 and later incorporated as a right-bank suburb of Frankfurt. German name: Slubitz
Gwidon S. Naskrent, 6 Sept 2000

The river is called in the German language “Oder" ( in English and French language: Oder). Polish and Czech inhabitants called the river "Odra”. In the year 1975, there were suggestions to shape the civic arms of Słubice when coat-of-arms of Frankfurt (Oder) in very modern design. Communist symbols should also adorn the proposal of the coat-of- arms. One belies it however with the design-solution of 1948.

The flag (150  cm x 220 cm) has only a narrow red border. The border is wide 4/100 (6 cm =4%). The height of CoA is 105 cm. The additional white border must slip according to law.
Sources: Zalacnik No 2 do Statutu Gminy Slubice and Zalacnik No 3 do Statutu Gminy Slubice (Removals No. 2 and Nr.3 of the statute of the city Slubice, assumed through law III/14/75 of the 30th December 1975 through the people’s assembly of the city Slubice (Narodowa Miasta i Gminy w Slubicach));
Urzad Miejski w Slubicach (Civic Administration of Slubice): Slubice 1945-1995 (Slubice in years 1945-1995); Agencja wydawniczno Poligraficzo, Poznan 1995)

For the year 1994, the book " Godlo i Barwa Polski Samorzadowej ", ( Flags and coats- of-arms of Polish communities) and also the homepage of Slubice shows the additional white border. This ensign is incorrectly and not used in Slubice.
Sources: Instytut Wzomictwa Przemyslowegi: " Godlo i Barwa Polski Samorzadowej” (Flags and coats- of-arms of Polish communities); Warszawa 1998)

In the archive of the University "Collegium Polonicum" (Slubice) / Viadrina-University (Frankfurt (Oder)) and in the library of the Polish town hall, there is no law, which legalizes the additional border- stripe.

Slubice: formerly in the Gorzów region (now Lubuskian), ca. 32.000 inhabitants. .......

The German name was "Damm- Vorstadt" (suburb with dam / suburb on dike). The Polish name descended from the historical name "Sliwitz". The Name Slubitz is fantasy.

At the beginning of the Middle age, Germany penetrated to the east of the river Elbe. It populated the country of the Slavic tribes. The tribes were no Polish Peoples, Czechs, Sorb Peoples or Russians, but Slavic Peoples. About 1237, the settlements Vranckenforde and Sliwitz are etablished on the Oder- River. The big settlement Vranckenforde, which lay left of the Oder, got 1253 the right of a city. She was populated from alemanic settlers, which were named also Franken. From the 14th Century AD the city is called "Frankfurt on the Oder", (German: Frankfurt (Oder), English: Francfort-on-Oder; and French: Francfort-sur-l’Oder). In the middle of the Middle age, Sliwitz was called "Sluwitz". In the 16th century AD one unified this village with the construction of a bridge over the Oder River. The Slavic name got in oblivion. In the year 1945, the
Polish administrators remembered on the Slavic origin of this settlement and named the place "Slubice".
Jens Pattke, 2 March 2001


Słubice Coat of Arms

[Slubice CoA] from this site.