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Roerdalen (The Netherlands)

Limburg province

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Roerdalen municipality Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.shipmate.nl/flags.htm
adopted 1 Jan 1991 design: Stichting voor Banistiek en Heraldiek

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Roerdalen municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 10.507; area: 44,36 km². Settlements: Herkenbosch (seat), Melick, Vlodrop.
The municipality of Roerdalen was formed on 1 Jan 1991, after the merger of the former municipalities of Melick en Herkenbosch, and Vlodrop. Until 1 Jan 1993 the new municipality was named Melick en Herkenbosch.
The new flag, adopted 1 Jan 1991, in the colors red, white, and blue, symbolizes the unification of the two former municipalities by the Roer-river. The same river played a major rôle in the flags of the former municipalities of Vlodrop and Melick en Herkenbosch.
Design of flag and CoA: Stichting voor Banistiek en Heraldiek.

Roerdalen CoA

[Roerdalen CoA] from the Roerdalen municipal site.

Granted 21 Aug 1991; the left part with the double-tailed lion is from Melick en Herkenbosch; the right part from Vlodrop.


Melick en Herkenbosch [former municipality]

[Melick en Herkenbosch flag] Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.shipmate.nl/flags.htm