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adopted 15 Nov 1957
Granted 10 Mar 1941.
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
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