Last modified: 2005-07-02 by jarig bakker
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I just got word from the municipality of Lingewaard, in Gelderland province,
about its new flag: white with the municipal logo.
The logo can be seen at the municipal website, where it is explained as a multicolored butterfly, consisting of 7 parts, each representing a village. (there is no explanation why only part of the logo has been used on the flag).
The butterfly also symbolizes the rural environment of this municipality in the Betuwe region, just north of Nijmegen.
The flag has been used recently in preparations for the "Nijmeegse Vierdaagse", (walking event), where millions of astonished TV-watchers will witness the guilds' prowess in municipal flag-throwing.
The flag was probably adopted at the same time as the logo: 1 Jan 2003.
This municipality was formed on 1 Jan 2001 by the merger of the former municipalities of Bemmel, Gendt, and Huissen; at first it was named either Bemmel or Betuwestad, renamed Lingewaard on 1 Jan 2003.
Stefan Lambrechts, 28 Jun 2005,
Granted ? The High Council of Nobility has it under consideration. The Arms consist of the the elements and colors of the former municipalities.
Bemmel is a municipality just south of Arnhem
The flag was adopted 2 June 1961 and derived from the municipal CoA. The rooks are also named 'bemmels', of which the origins seem to lie in very early historic symbols.
Jarig Bakker, 10 September 1999