Flag of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (GIF)

The waving civil flag of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Animated GIF)
The civil flag of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
(German: Landesflagge)

The flag of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (German: Flagge Mecklenburg-Vorpommerns) is characterized by a design comprising five horizontal stripes in the colors blue, white, yellow, white, and red, typically displayed in the ratio of 4:3:1:3:4. These colors are a fusion of the historical flags of two regions, combining the blue and white flag of Western Pomerania with the blue, yellow, and red flag of Mecklenburg. At the center of the state flag (below) are the crowned black bull's head of Mecklenburg and the red griffin of Pomerania. These symbols have deep historical roots, dating back at least to the Middle Ages, when they were used by the Dukes of Mecklenburg and Pomerania. The flag's design and emblematic elements serve as a powerful representation of the state's rich historical heritage, cultural identity, and the enduring legacy of these two regions within Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

The waving state flag of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Animated GIF)
The state flag of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
(German: Dienstflagge)

Adopted:January 29, 1991
Designed by:Norbert Buske
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, a state in northern Germany, is renowned for its stunning natural landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and vibrant seaside towns. Schwerin serves as the state capital, known for its picturesque Schwerin Palace and surrounding lakes, while Rostock, a major port city, stands as the largest city and a hub for maritime trade and tourism. With a population of around 1.61 million (2019) people, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is one of the least populous states in Germany, characterized by its mix of charming coastal communities, scenic countryside, and historic towns. The state's economy thrives on sectors such as tourism, agriculture, and renewable energy, with its pristine Baltic Sea coastline and idyllic islands attracting visitors from across the country and beyond. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's natural beauty is further enhanced by its enchanting national parks, including the Jasmund National Park and the Müritz National Park, offering diverse wildlife, hiking trails, and opportunities for outdoor recreation. The state's rich history, natural splendor, and economic potential solidify its position as a cherished destination for tourists and a region of cultural and ecological significance within Germany.

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