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City of Guben (Spree-Neiße County, Brandenburg, Germany)

Stadt Guben, Gubin, formerly Wilhelm-Pieck-Stadt Guben 1961-1990

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[City of Guben (Spree-Neiße County, Brandenburg, Germany)] 3:5
by Stefan Schwoon

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Guben, situated on both banks of the river Neisse, was split into a German and a Polish part in 1945. The Polish part was named Gubin. Gubin is also the Sorb name for the city. From 1961-1990 the city had the title Wilhelm-Pieck-Stadt Guben because Wilhelm Pieck, the first president of the German Democratic Republic, was born there. Guben has approximately 30,000 inhabitants and is situated in Spree-Neisse county. The flag is red-white, only rarely used with the arms. Source: Günther 1995 (Erwin Günther, Ostdeutsche Stadtflaggen (1): Land Brandenburg, in Der Flaggenkurier, no. 1, 1995).

Stefan Schwoon, 8 April 2001