Coat of arms of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

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Coat of arms of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Coat of arms of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (great).svg
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Coat of arms of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (small).svg
Lesser coat of arms
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Armiger Government of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Adopted 1990
Escutcheon Quarterly. One and four Or, a bull's head erased Sables, langued Gules, horned Argent, crowned Or. Two Argent a griffin rampant left, armed Or. Three Argent an eagle Gules armed and beaked Or, langued Gules. The wings charged with a trefoil Or.
Use Great arms for use by parliament and superior state authorities, lesser arms for lower state authorities.

This article is about the coat of arms of the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

The greater arms of the state depict the bull's head of Mecklenburg, the griffin of Pomerania, and the red eagle of Brandenburg. The lesser arms depict only the bull's head of Mecklenburg and the griffin of Pomerania. It should be compared with the arms of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Mecklenburg-Strelitz, predecessor states, along with the Duchy of Pomerania with a more complex full set of arms.

The Pomeranian griffin is also used in the neighbouring West Pomeranian Voivodeship in Poland, and a griffin in other tinctures is used by the Pomeranian Voivodeship further east in Poland.

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Mecklenburg Pomerania Brandenburg
Mecklenburg Arms.svg Pommernwappen.jpg Brandenburg Wappen.svg

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