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Roermond (The Netherlands)

Limburg province

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Roermond municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 15 Nov 1957

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Roermond municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 45.444; area: 46,65 km². Settlements: Roermond (seat), Asenray, Herten, Leeuwen, Maasniel.
On 1 Jan 1991 the former municipality of Herten was merged with Roermond.
Flagdescription: two equally wide horizontal stripes of white and blue.
This flag was adopted 15 Nov 1957 by municipal resolution. The colors are derived from the municipal arms. On 27 Mar 1857 the provincial governor (commissaris der koning) wrote to the Minister of Home Affairs that this flag of Roermond in Limburg was known as municipal flag, but "that no provincial or other municipal flag are known in this duchy". The flag was first used during a festivity in 1855. In 1938 the municipality wrote to the Gedeputeerde Staten of Limburg that the colors were: a stripe of silever (white) on top and a stripe of azure (blue) bottom. The Roermondenaars often commit the grave error of hoisting the flag upsidedown; when one asks someone on the street what the Roermondse vlag is, you will unvariably hear: blue-white!

Roermond CoA

[Roermond CoA] from Ralf Hartemink's site.

Granted 10 Mar 1941.

Herten [former municipality]

former Herten Shipmate Flagchart :