Stargard today



  • Address: Towarowa, Stargard

Today, Stargard is a medium Polish town, the third largest urban centre of Western Pomeranian Voivodeship after Szczecin and Koszalin, shaped by the hard work of its citizens, both past and present. Stargard is focused on sustainable development, as shown by numerous economic investments, fostering the local culture and ensuring access to it to citizens of all ages, and environmental awareness reflected by the modernised municipal parks. The Griffonet holds the contemporary town flag. The flag is divided into horizontal stripes, of which the two exterior ones are blue, two interior ones are red and the central one is white. On the left side of the flag, there is the town coat-of-arms. The colours of the flag correspond to the historical colours of Stargard. Blue symbolises the river Ina which has played a crucial role in the town’s history and growth. It is also the colour of the Virgin Mary – the patron of the Collegiate Church, and of John the Baptist, the patron saint of Stargard. Red is the symbol of Christ and the Holy Spirit, and also of courage which the Stargard citizens have been known for over the centuries. White symbolises purity and loyalty of the Stargard citizens to the Dukes of Pomerania.

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