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Ede (The Netherlands)

Gelderland province

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Ede municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 6 Sep 1967

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Ede municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 104.700; area: 320,90 km². Settlements: Ede (seat), Bennekom, De Klomp, Deelen (part), Ederveen, Harskamp, Hoenderloo (part), Lunteren, Otterlo, Wekerom
Ede municipality forms a large part of the Veluwe forest area, west of Arnhem.
Jarig Bakker, 20 September 1999

The official municipal flag of Ede consists of two equally wide vertical stripes yellow and blue. In the center of the flag, half on the yellow, half on the blue stripe, is a stylized liberty hat, and below it the back of a book, the Bible. The dimensions of hat and Bible are together 1/4 of flagheight and 2/5 of flaglength.
The flag was adopted by the municipal council on 6 Sep 1967. It was inspired by the Coat of Arms, which dates from the time of the French Revolution.
In accordance with the advice of the High Council of Nobility and of the Foundation for Banistiek and Heraldry, elements from the municipal arms, namely the liberty hat and the back of the Bible, have been included. The liberty hat can also be found on coins from the time of the Eighty Years war (1568-1648).
Source: de Ede municipal website.
Jarig Bakker, 5 Jun 2003

Ede promotional flag

[Ede promotional flag] by Jarig Bakker, 6 Jun 2003

Ede uses a logo (like most Dutch municipalities nowadays), which consists of the Edean version of the Statue of Liberty and below it "ede". However that logo is also used on promotional flags. Every citizen is supposed to own one, and is allowed to use it whenever he/she feels like using it. (it costs € 45).
Source: de Ede municipal website.
Jarig Bakker, 6 Jun 2003

Ede 1938 flag

[Ede 1938 flag] Shipmate Flagchart :

The Shipmate site has a yellow over blue horizontally striped flag, captioned 1938 (another parading flag on the occasion of Queen Wilhelmina's 40 years reigning jubilee)
Jarig Bakker, 6 Jun 2003

Ede unofficial old flag

[Ede unofficial old flag] by Jarig Bakker, 6 Jun 2003

Sierksma, in Nederlands Vlaggenboek, 1962 [sie62] shows a blue flag with a yellow statue of liberty in the canton, which is derived from the Coat of Arms.
That flag was not official, but was used for festive occasions. The image of the Coat of Arms has been adapted on the flag in a correct way (says Sierksma).
For this image I've used the Coat of Arms on the Ede municipal website - snatched from Ralf Hartemink's website.
Jarig Bakker, 6 Jun 2003

Ede Coat of Arms

[Ede coat of arms] image from Ralf Hartemink's website.

Granted 20 Jul 1816