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Baarle-Nassau [North Brabant, Municipality] (The Netherlands)

Baarle-Nassau [Noord Brabant, Gemeente] (Nederland)

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[Municipality flag of Baarle-Nassau] Mark Sensen, 22 February 1996


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Municipal flag

The Dutch municipality of Baarle-Nassau has, like most Dutch municipalities, it's own flag: red/white (from the old arms) and blue/yellow (from the new arms). This flag was adopted 20 August 1965, and was designed by the well-known Dutch (Frisian) vexillologist Klaes Sierksma.

Mark Sensen, 22 February 1996

Description of the flag

Left Azure, Right Gules. Billet of Gold. Three fesses coupe of Silver.

The proportions between azure and gules is 2:3. The silver fesses run to about one third of the azure. The golden billet is hanging in the middle between the upper fess and the hoist.

Baarle-Nassau CoA

Baarle-Nassau CoA International Civic Arms :

Geographical situation

See also : Clickable map of Baarle-Nassau Municipality

There is an enclave of Belgium in the south-central Netherlands. This enclave is called Baarle-Hertog. But, in fact, there isn't just one enclave in this tiny area. There are lots of them here. There are Dutch enclaves in Belgian enclaves which are themselves in the Dutch territory -- a Macedonian salad, as we say in French. Consider that there are two main enclaves: Baarle-Hertog and Baarle-Nassau, of Belgium and Netherlands, respectively. If you want to have more information, I suggest you have a look in the Winkler Prins Encyclopedia, at the articles Baarle-Hertog and Baarle-Nassau. I have copied a little map of the town, where there are very tiny enclaves -- just the place to put a flag. This encyclopedia is in Dutch.

Pascal Vagnat, 22 February 1996

Because some enclaves are very tiny (there are boundries across houses!) they found a way to identify where the Belgian and Dutch parts are. Next to every front door there is painted a little.... (yes).... flag! If the front door is on Belgian territory the flag is a Belgian tricolour, and if the front door is on Dutch territory the flag is the Dutch tricolour.

Mark Sensen, 22 February 1996

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