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Since 1st of January the four communities of the Island Fehmarn (Schleswig-Holstein,
county Ostholstein) are united to the city of Fehmarn. It is now Schleswig-Holstein's
second biggest city by area. It includes the settlements of Puttgarden,
Bannesdorf, Burg, Orth, Landkirchen and Petersdorf.
Source: ZDF - German TV.
J. Patrick Fischer, 6 Jan 2003
There is already a flag for the island of Fehmarn available at some
German flag shops. The flag is blue with a golden crown (inside red) in
the middle. See a picture at this
webpage. That flag will probably be the flag of that new city of Fehmarn.
Pascal Vagnat, 6 Jan 2003
Some more information: Until 2002 there were four municipalities on
the island: Burg auf Fehmarn (city), Bannesdorf auf Fehmarn, Landkirchen
auf Fehmarn, and Westfehmarn. The latter three were joined in the Amt Fehmarn
(an Amt is a level of administration between municipality and council level).
According to the website of Burg council the councils of the four former municipalities agreed to the union on September 5th, 2002. The parliament of Schleswig-Holstein passed a law to this effect on October 11th, 2002. The law proposal is available here. According to the proposal the Amt is to be disbanded on January 1st, 2003, and the four municipalities are united to a new city by the name of "Fehmarn".
The agreement concerning the details of the unification (available from the Burg council) does not mention flags or coats-of-arms. Unfortunately, I have no information about the "Fehmarn" flag that was mentioned by Pascal.
Stefan Schwoon, 7 Jan 2003