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Vlagtwedde (The Netherlands)
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Adopted 12 Dec 1967; design: Mr. G.A. Bontekoe.
Vlagtwedde municipalityPopulation (1 Jan 2003): 16.673; area: 170,30 km². Settlements: Sellingen (seat), Abeltjeshuis, Bakovensmee, Barnflair, Borgertange, Borgerveld, Bourtange, Burgemeester Beinsdorp, De Bruil, Ellersinghuizen, Hanetange, Harpel, Hasseberg, Hebrecht, 't Heem, Jipsingboermussel, Jipsingboertange, Jipsinghuizen, Lammerweg, Laude, Lauderbeetse, Laudermarke, Lauderzwarteveen, Leemdobben, Maten, Munnekemoer, Over de Dijk, Overdiep, Pallert, Plaggenborg, Poldert, Renneborg, Rhederveld, Rijsdam, Roelage, 't Schot, Sellingerbeetse, Sellingerzwarteveen, Slegge, Stakenborg, Stobben, Ter Apel, Ter Apelkanaal, Ter Borg, Ter Haar, Ter Walslage, Ter Wisch, Veele, Veerste Veldhuis, Vlagtwedde, Vlagtwedder-Barlage, Vlagtwedder-Veldhuis, Weende, Weenderveld, Weite, Wessingtange, Wollingboermarke, Wollinghuizen, Zandberg (ged), Zuidveld.
Vlagtwedde is in east Groningen, bordering on Germany. It includes the famous marshes of Bourtange, where in the 1593 a fort was built for the defense of our realm. Hopefully all villages and neighbourhoods will not all make their own flag: there are c. 70!
Flag: quartered of yellow and blue, in such a way that the vertical dividing line as at 1/3 flaglength. Over all a kwartered cross countercharged, with at the hoist a cannon on gun-mounting, all black, and at the same place below a broad-armed cross, with a vertical red arm and a horizontal white arm.
Adopted 12 Dec 1967 by municipal resolution; design: Mr. G.A. Bontekoe.
The colors blue and yellow and the cannon are derived from the municipal arms. The cross, in red and white color, on a blue field, remind of the monks, who founded long ago the monastery in Ter Apel.
Source: Derkwillem Visser's "Gemeentewapens en vlaggen Koninkrijk der Nederlanden", 2001.
Jarig Bakker, 15 Nov 1999
Vlagtwedde CoA from this webpage.
Granted 11 Dec 1937.