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Rijnwaarden (The Netherlands)

Gelderland province

Last modified: 2003-08-16 by jarig bakker
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Rijnwaarden municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 25 Oct 1990

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Rijnwaarden municipality

Population (1 Jan 2003): 11.234; area: 44,86 km². Settlements: Aerdt, Herwen, Pannerden, Spijk, Tolkamer.
On the Rijnwaarden municipal webpage are CoA and Flag of RijLobith (seat), nwaarden (Gelderland), where the river Rhine enters the Netherlands. Text:
By royal resolution of 12 October 1988, #20, the municipality of Rijnwaarden (an amalgamation of the communes Pannerden and Herwen en Aerdt) was granted a CoA, which combines many features of the abolished communes.
Heraldic description: "Per pale; I in or an embattled tower in gules opened and illiminated in the field, and before the door-opening a barrier in argent; II per fess; in argent 3 tiles* in gules; b barry of 10 pieces of argent and azure, and covering all a lion in gules. The shield covered by a crown in or of 3 leaves and 2 pearls."
By communal resolution of 25 October 1990, #429, the flag of Rijnwaarden has been agreed upon, after it had been granted by the 'Hoge Raad van de Adel' by a letter dd. 28 August 1990.

Description of the flag: Three stripes YRW, over which a blue hoist triangle. Height and length relationship: 2:3. This flag was designed by the artist Tonny Ross, who lived and worked in Lobith. The flag is mainly based on the flag of the former commune Herwen en Aerdt. The abolished commune Pannerden had no flag. The blue triangle symbolises the location of the commune Rijnwaarden at the Bovenrijn.
* Tiles refer to the many tile works in the region; the barrier is of course for the frontier which used to be there between the Netherlands and Germany.
Jarig Bakker, 10 May 1999