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Harskamp (The Netherlands)
Ede municipality, Gelderland province
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by Jarig Bakker, 23 Nov 2003
adopted in 1980; design: Anton Jansen.
Harskamp villageHarskamp is famous in the Netherlands because of the military establishment in this village in the municipality of Ede, Gelderland. Nearly every Dutch family has someone who was passing some useful time over there, although the village is most unknown.
However Mr. Anton Jansen discovered a CoA in some museums in The Hague, entitled "Hars(c)(k)amp". He proved that this belonged to a family Harskamp, which had been living in the Veluwe-region, where the present village lies. He convinced the villagers that this was indeed their CoA, and because it was relatively simple a flag was designed, which was exactly the same as the image of the CoA; that was adopted in 1980.
CoA: in silver per saltire a red and blue cross (in Dutch: In zilver een van rood en blauw schuingevierendeeld aflopend kruis)
Flag: white with a cross over the center, of which the arms have the same width of 1/4 flagheight; somehow it is red and blue. (Dutch: Wit met een kruis over het midden van de vlag met armen, waarvan de dikte gelijk is aan éénvierden van de vlaghoogte; het kruis is over het snijpunt der armen schuingevierendeeld van rood ( de armen // broekzijde) en blauw (de armen, loodrecht op de broekzijde).
Source: Vexilla Nostra #150, May-Jun 1987.
Jarig Bakker, 23 Nov 2003
Harskamp CoA by Jarig Bakker, 23 Nov 2003