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About the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern flag

The flag of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is the flag used by the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (also known as Mecklenburg-West Pomerania).

Five official proposed flags were put forward in 1990, but all were rejected. In the end, a design by Norbert Buske, then a member of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern parliament, was adopted. It was not preferred by German vexillologists. For a short time in 1990, an unofficial flag (the tricolor of Mecklenburg, defaced with its arms) was used.

The state flag (Dienstflagge) is the civil flag, defaced with a bull's head and a griffin (two symbols from the coat of arms of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern). The central yellow stripe is unterrupted for this purpose. It is flown as a jack by state police boats and by official state bodies. It is also flown on official occasions. The bull's head is shown on the hoist, and the griffin on the fly.

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