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Adoption date: unknown
Unofficial flag since 1938.
Jarig Bakker, 9 September 1999
Here is the new municipal flag of Arnhem, drawn by Arnaud Leroy after
information he received from the municipality of
The flag is horizontally divided yellow-blue with a white vertical stripe placed along the hoist; there are 31 red dots along the limit between the white stripe and the colour fields; a blue shield with a white double-headed eagle and surmonted with a blue crown is placed in lower hoist. Gemeente (Municipality, in small blue Capital letters) and Arnhem (in big green letters) is written in the rest of the white stripe.The file on which this image is based, was entitled "20030830 nieuwe vlag" (=new flag dated 30 Sep 2003).
Ivan Sache, 26 Feb 2005
Couldn't agree more. This is what happens when the advertising industry
takes over vexillography. On the plus side, clearly identifying the enemy
is the first step to defeating him :-)
Albert S. Kirsch, 26 Feb 2005
It would be interesting to know why they (or anybody, for that matter)
think it is necessary or appropriate to have the name of the municipality
on the flag. For that, you could just as well skip the colours and other
images and just fly white flags with names printed on them in black letters.
Elias Granquist, 28 Feb 2005
DON'T give them ideas!!!
Jorge Candeias, 1 Mar 2005
Isn't this just a promotional banner?
Hans van Heijningen, 26 Feb 2005
The new flag of Arnhem is: at the hoist the new municipal logo, and
at the fly two horizontal stripes of *green* and blue.
G. Wouda (dept. of information of the municipality of Arnhem), 4 Mar 2005
I wrote to my contact at the Arnhem municipal office, and Anka Buunk
(Concernmanager communications, municipality of Arnhem) replied:
"It is the (unofficial) logo-flag, which is flying daily in front of municipal buildings, taken into use in 2002, designed by "Total Identity" in Amsterdam. It has no symbolic meaning. However the "old" flag is still the official flag, used at the appropriate occasions".
The situation ain't as bad as it seemed...
Daan van Leeuwen, treasurer of the NVVV (Dutch Flag Society), 14 Mar 2005