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Zaltbommel (The Netherlands)
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Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.shipmate.nl/flags.htm
Flag adopted 14 Nov 2002
Zaltbommel municipalityNumber of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 26.009; area: 89,74 km². Settlements: Zaltbommel (seat), Aalst, Bern, Brakel, Bruchem, Delwijnen, Gameren, Kerkwijk, Nederhemert (noord en zuid), Nieuwaal, Poederoijen, Zuilichem.
The present municipality is a merger of Zaltbommel, Brakel and Kerkwijk on 1 Jan 1999.
Zaltbommel was already known in 850 AD as 'Bomela'; named Zaltbommel because of the trade in salt and to be distinguished from Maasbommel (see Appeltern). City rights in 1229, one of the most beautiful cities of Gelderland. Birthplace of the Philips brothers, who started the radio company.
On 14 Nov 2002 the new municipal flag was adopted.
The first unofficial flag was horizontal BW, derived from the CoA, according to Sierksma, Nederlands Vlaggenboek, 1962. -
The new flag is the CoA. The swords may be from the old iron-eater Maarten van Rossum, who was born here and made the East of the Netherlands rather unsafe in the early 16th century.
Jarig Bakker, 24 October 1999
Zaltbommel former flag Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.shipmate.nl/flags.htm
Image resized after description in Derkwillem Visser's "Gemeentevlaggen en wapens Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, 2001". Flag adopted 31 Jul 1864
Historical (unofficial) flag Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.shipmate.nl/flags.htm
Brakel [Former Municipality] Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.shipmate.nl/flags.htm
Flag adopted 4 Nov 1980 - the castle recolored after description in Derkwillem Visser's "Gemeentevlaggen en wapens Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, 2001".
Kerkwijk [Former Municipality] Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.shipmate.nl/flags.htm
Flag adopted 26 May 1988