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City of Seelow (Märkisch-Oderland County, Brandenburg, Germany)

Stadt Seelow

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[City of Seelow (Märkisch-Oderland County, Brandenburg, Germany)] image by Jens Pattke, 29 June 2002

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Seelow is the capital of the Märkisch-Oderland County and was established on 28 June 1252. The flag was adopted yesterday, 28 June 2002.

Jens Pattke, 29 June 2002

Seelow received on 28 June 1252 the Magdeburg city-rights. On occasion of its 750 anniversary, the city adopted a new statute, which defines a new coat-of-arms and flag. The coat-of-arms is inspired by the historic one. Compared with the coat-of-arms from the German Democratic Republic era [see an image in Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website], the color red was changed to blue; the scythes became boat-pikes and the crown became a bishop's mitre. The whetting-stone was omitted. In 1996 the colors had already been changed; the change to the other figures has only now been executed.

Jens Pattke, translated by Jarig Bakker, 29 June 2002