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Dongen (The Netherlands)
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Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.shipmate.nl/flags.htm
adopted as the new municipal flag 9 Jul 1997
Dongen municipalityNumber of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 25.148; area: 29,73 km²; Settlements: Dongen (seat), 's Gravenmoer, Klein-Dongen, Vaart.
This flag was approved by the municipal council in 1990
Dongen is a merger of the former municipalities of Dongen and 's-Gravenmoer on 1 Jan 1997. The new municipality uses the same flag as the old municipality of Dongen.
Dongen CoA International Civic Arms : http://www.ngw.nl/
Historical flag - Dongen Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.shipmate.nl/flags.htm
Dongen old CoASee International Civic Arms : http://www.ngw.nl/
's-Gravenmoer [former municipality]
This flag was approved by the municipal council on 10 May 1973.
In 1973 's Gravenmoer received a flag, designed by the archivary G.J. Rehm. It consists of three stripes in the colors national blue, red, and national yellow. Blue and yellow represent the quarters of de Straat and de Vaart, which together form 's Gravenmoer. The narrow red stripe represents the moor-canal, the "Oude Vaart", dug for the exploitation of the area in the first years of the village.
Source: the Dongen municipal website.
Jarig Bakker, 4 Jun 2003
's-Gravenmoer CoASee International Civic Arms : http://www.ngw.nl/