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Emmen [Drenthe, Municipality] (The Netherlands)

Emmen [Drenthe, Gemeente] (Nederland)

Last modified: 2002-02-01 by franc van diest
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Municipality of Emmen Shipmate Flagchart :


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Municipal flag

Some time ago Antonio produced a splendid gif based on a description I found on the web. The attached flag differs in a small detail from Antonio's gif: the COA is towards the fly. This is the old municipality flag and is also provisional.

Emmen consists of the old municipalities of Emmen and Schoonebeek; population: c. 100.000 on 282 sq. km.

Jarig Bakker,  26 July 1999

The merger took place on 01-01-1998.

Franc Van Diest,  24 February 2001.

Emmen [former municipality]

Emmen [voormalige gemeente]

Emmen former municipality Shipmate Flagchart :

"Length-height relationship: 3:2. The flag is white. At a quarter of the length, measured from the hoist, is the complete COA of the
municipality. On top and at the bottom the flag has a black stripe, width 1/5 of the flag-height, with ten adjacent green triangles,
arranged over the full length of the flag, the points pointing inwards."

Jarig Bakker 21 May 1999

Emmen CoA

CoA only

Emmen CoA

Coat of Arms:
"Per saltire in argent and vert; the top quarter charged with a turning plough ('keerploeg'), the bottom quarter with a peat-cutter, both in

Jarig Bakker 21 May 1999

Schoonebeek [former municipality]

Schoonebeek [voormalige gemeente]

former municipality of Schoonebeek Shipmate Flagchart :

Schoonebeek is now part of the municipality of Emmen (Drenthe, the Netherlands); it was important because oil was found there.

The flag was adopted 24 September 1954 by the municipal council. It was derived from the municipal CoA. The eagle was derived from the shield of the lordship Coevorden, to which this municipality formerly belonged. The blue stripe refers to the 'Schoonebeker Diep' (the canal splitting the municipality in two). Source: Sierksma's Vlaggenboek (1962) & Gemeentewapens (1968)

BTW: In Sierksma's Vlaggenboek the eagle is positioned against the hoist; is this a different flag?

Jarig Bakker  5 August 1999.

Schoonebeek CoA

Schoonebeek CoA

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