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Bemmel [Gelderland, Municipality] (The Netherlands)

Bemmel [Gelderland, Gemeente] (Nederland)

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Bemmel municipalty Shipmate Flagchart :

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As of 01-01-2001 the new municipality of Bemmel is a merger of the former municipalities of Bemmel, Gendt and Huissen. For the moment the new municipality is using the flag of the former municipality.

Municipal flag

former municipality of Bemmel Shipmate Flagchart :

Bemmel is a municipality just south of Arnhem

The flag was adopted 2 June 1961 and derived from the municipal CoA. The chess-castles are also named 'bemmels', of which the origins seem to lie in very early historic symbols.

Jarig Bakker, 10 September 1999

Gendt [former municipality]

Gendt [voormalige gemeente]

former municipality of Gendt Shipmate Flagchart :

Gendt (also named Gent) is a small old medieval town northeast of Nijmegen, north of the Waal river. The 'd' in the placename probably added to avoid confusion with Belgian Gent.

The flag (adopted?) contains a stylized version of the castle on the municipal CoA, symbolizing the castle of the former lords of Gendt.

Jarig Bakker, 25 September 1999

Huissen [former municipality]

Huissen [voormalige gemeente]

former municipality of Huissen Shipmate Flagchart :

Huissen is a suburb southeast of Arnhem. Early Middle Ages riverport, member of the Hansa League. The rivers changed course and Huissen became islolated. It became part of the Netherlands in 1816 (together with Duiven, Gendt and Zevenaar).

The flag has the CoA and was developed c. 1954/55. The old flag had the CoA covered with a crown - unlike the official CoA. This crown had been in use since 1348, when it got its city-rights from the Duke of Cleve. That crown had four pinnacles.
The CoA reminds of the CoA of Cleve and is related to the Lohengrin-motive. Red and white were typical colors of Cleve and of most cities of the Hanseatic League.

Jarig Bakker, 3 October 1999


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