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Bergh (The Netherlands)

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Bergh municipality

Bergh is a municipality southeast of Arnhem. Its name, meaning 'mountain' may be derived from the castle of 's Heerenberg, called 'Berg', more properly: 'Height, elevation' (in a rather flat countryside). Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 18.422; area: 74,98 km². Settlements: 's-Heerenberg (seat), Zeddam, Beek, Kilder, Stokkum, Braamt, Azewijn, Lengel, Loerbeek, Wijnbergen, Vethuizen.
The flag was adopted 17 June 1954. Colors and pennies derived from the municipal coat of arms.
Jarig Bakker, 11 September 1999

Bergh CoA

[Bergh coat of arms] image from the Bergh municipal website.

Granted 7 Oct 1818 to the municipality of 's Heerenberg. In 1821 the municipalities of 's Heerenberg, Zeddam, and Netterden decided to merge, but the old CoA was retained for the new municipality of Bergh.
Jarig Bakker, 23 May 2003


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