Last modified: 2004-12-29 by santiago dotor
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by Stefan Schwoon
Flag and coat-of-arms adopted 12th December 1995
This Kreis is in the East of the Land Brandenburg, just West of Frankfurt an der Oder. Main towns: Beeskow and Storkow. At this website I found images of the flag and coat-of-arms plus more information.
Jarig Bakker, 26 May 1999
Vertical quartered red-white, bearing the arms. The flag is shown on the county website, where I took the arms from.
Stefan Schwoon, 4 February 2001
Flag adopted 12.12.1995, according to Dirk Schönberger's Administrative Divisions of the World website. From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:
The arms were granted on December 12, 1995. The first quarter is derived from the arms of the Bishops of Lebus, who had their seat of residence in Fürstenwalde. The second quarter represents Eisenhüttenstadt-Land. The former district was more or less identical to the possessions of the former Cistercian Abbey of Neuzelle (from 1286-1817), and the quarter thus shows the chequered bend [sinister] of the Cistercian Order. The lower two quarters represent the former district Beeskow, which was made up from the Beeskow and Storkow estates. The knives are derived from the arms of the Lords of Strehla, the antler from the Lords of Biberstein. The first were Lords of Beeskow and Storkow prior to 1377, the latter from 1377-1518.
Literature: Linder and Olzog 1996.
Santiago Dotor, 25 October 2001