Buy State Flags from 
Allstate FlagsBuy US flags 
from Five Star Flags
This page is part of © FOTW Flags Of The World website

Roermond (The Netherlands)

Limburg province

Last modified: 2005-05-07 by jarig bakker
Keywords: roermond |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors

Roermond municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 15 Nov 1957

See also:

Roermond municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 45.444; area: 46,65 km². Settlements: Roermond (seat), Asenray, Herten, Leeuwen, Maasniel.
On 1 Jan 1991 the former municipality of Herten was merged with Roermond.
Flagdescription: two equally wide horizontal stripes of white and blue.
This flag was adopted 15 Nov 1957 by municipal resolution. The colors are derived from the municipal arms. On 27 Mar 1857 the provincial governor (commissaris der koning) wrote to the Minister of Home Affairs that this flag of Roermond in Limburg was known as municipal flag, but "that no provincial or other municipal flag are known in this duchy". The flag was first used during a festivity in 1855. In 1938 the municipality wrote to the Gedeputeerde Staten of Limburg that the colors were: a stripe of silever (white) on top and a stripe of azure (blue) bottom. The Roermondenaars often commit the grave error of hoisting the flag upsidedown; when one asks someone on the street what the Roermondse vlag is, you will unvariably hear: blue-white!

Roermond CoA

[Roermond CoA] from Ralf Hartemink's site.

Granted 10 Mar 1941.

Herten [former municipality]

former Herten Shipmate Flagchart :
Adopted c. 1974

Herten is a former municipality in Limburg province, since 1991 part of the city of Roermond.
Flag: swallowtailed yellow with a red cross at 1/3 flaglength, at top and bottom bordered blue.
Adopted c. 1974
This flag is designed as a burgee to emphasize Herten's position along the Maas river (port, recreation); the colors are derived from the municipal arms.

Arms: per pale I. the Archangel Michael, with face, arms and legs of natural color and wings argent, dressed in a tunic or and legprotectors argent bordered or, armed with asword argent fixed to a belt or, standing on a dragon vert armed of natural color, holding in his right hand a cross-standard or, from which flashes of lightning shoot down; II. quartered: a and d argent a fleur-de-lis gules; b and c argent three fesses azure.
Granted 3 Aug 1896

St. Michael is the patron saint of the church of Herten; the (heraldic) left half is the arms of the Van Vlodrop family, lords of Herten for some time.
Herten was already mentioned in 865. One can still admire the ruins of the castle Oudenborgh.
Source: Vexilla Nostra 20 - 139 - 57.
Jarig Bakker, 25 Apr 2005