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adopted 15 March 1965
Slochteren municipalityPopulation (1 Jan 2003): 15.104; area: 158,77 km²; settlements: Slochteren (seat), Denemarken, Froombosch, Harkstede, Hellum, Kolham, Lageland, Luddeweer, Overschild, Scharmer, Schildwolde, Siddeburen, Steendam, Tjuchem, Woudbloem.
The municipal flag of Slochteren was adopted 15 Mar 1965 by municipal resolution. Description: five equally wide horizontal stripes blue - white - red - white - blue, with over all a black sea-dragon, armed red, spitting a yellow flame, with a height of 5/6 flagheight.
The colors are derived from the municipal arms. The discovery of a huge deposit of natural gas has been represented by the sea-dragon.
Source: the Slochteren municipal website.
Jarig Bakker, 17 August 1999
Slochteren CoA from the Slochteren municipal website.
Granted 7 Sep 1953.