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Aa en Hunze (The Netherlands)

Drenthe province

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Aa en Hunze historical Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 9 July 1998

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Aa en Hunze municipality

The new municipality of Aa en Hunze in northeast-Drenthe. It comprises the former municipalities of Anloo,
Gieten, Gasselte and Rolde with a population of c. 25.000 on 276 sq. km. Aa and Hunze are both small rivers.
Jarig Bakker,  23 July 1999.

The merger took place on 1 Jan 1998, the flag was adopted on 9 July 1998.
Franc van Diest,  24 February 2001.

The green flag with the yellow saltire is the present flag. The logoflag was only temporary.
Stefan Lambregts, 8 Jul 2004

Historical temporary Flag

Shipmate Flagchart :

The logoflag was only temporary (used in 1998).
Stefan Lambregts, 8 Jul 2004

Aa en Hunze CoA

[Aa en Hunze CoA] by Jarig Bakker, 8 Jul 2004, after image from the municipal site.
Granted 9 juli 1998

Gasselte [former municipality]

Shipmate Flagchart :

The flag of the former municipality of Gasselte in Drenthe, Netherlands. Since 1 Jan 1998 part of the municipality of Aa en Hunze.
The ship reminds of the shipping on the Hunze river, especially since the 17th century; in 1913 35 expensive seaships had their homeport in Gasselternijeveen, but nowadays the Hunze can't be passed by ships over 120 tonnes BRT. Flag adopted 1 Aug 1965.
Jarig Bakker, 28 July 1999.

Rolde [former municipality]

Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 9 February 1962

Rolde is since 1 Jan 1999 part of the municipality of Aa en Hunze.
This flag was adopted 9 February 1962 by the municipal council of Rolde. The colors were derived from the municipal CoA. Sword and cross symbolize Justice; Rolde had an important place in the old institution of 'Etstoel' (Scandinavian: 'Thing). Alternative (older) name for municipality in Drenthe was 'dingspel'. The position of the sword seems strange: normally the point of the sword is directed towards the hoist
Source: Kl. Sierksma, Nederlands vlaggenboek, 1962 Kl. Sierksma, De gemeentewapens van Nederland, 1968.
Jarig Bakker, 31 July 1999. 

Rolde CoA

See: International Civic Arms :