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Ermelo (The Netherlands)

Gelderland province

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Ermelo municipality Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net
adopted 26 Jun 1973

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Ermelo municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 26.762; area: 87,40 km². Settlements: Ermelo (seat), De Beek, Drie, Horst, Houtdorp, Leuvenum, Speuld, Staverden, Telgt, Tonsel.
Ermelo is a popular holiday resort on the fringe of the west-Veluwe bordering on the IJsselmeer.
The flag has a peacock, referring to the old town of Staverden which had to provide the count of Gelre with peacock-feathers and a Maltese Cross, a sign a foundation of Maltese Knights here in 1406, and now for several sanatoria in the municipality.
Jarig Bakker, 22 September 1999

Ermelo 1971 flag

[Ermelo 1971 flag] by Jarig Bakker, 21 Sep 2004
adopted 7 Apr 1971, design: Hoge Raad van Adel

There was a fourth Ermelo flag, adopted 7 Apr 1971, designed by the Hoge Raad van Adel:
Three horizontal stripes yellow - blue - yellow, proportioned 1:4:1, with on blue at 1/3 flaglength the image of the (former) municipal arms.
This flag was replaced by the present one on 26 Jun 1973.
Source: Vexilla Nostra (197): 113, and VN 151-63. VN concludes: it has no special meaning...
Jarig Bakker, 21 Sep 2004


Ermelo old unofficial flag

[Ermelo old unofficial flag] by Jarig Bakker, 8 Jun 2003

The old flag is described by Sierksma (Nederlands Vlaggenboek, 1962): Two horizontal bars YB, with on the hoist a vertical white bar (Madagascar-style) with the (old) municipal Coat of Arms, topped by a crown with five leaves and five pearls.
That flag was unofficial, but in general use. Coat of Arms from the Koffie Hag Album.
Jarig Bakker, 22 September 1999


Ermelo 1938 flag

[Ermelo 1938 flag] Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net

At the Shipmate site is another old flag, captioned 1938, thus probably used by Ermeloërs for the celebrations of Queen Wilhelmina's 40 years reigning jubilee, just bicolor yellow over blue.
Jarig Bakker, 8 Jun 2003


Ermelo Coat of Arms

[Ermelo Coat of Arms] image from the Ermelo municipal website.

Granted 20 Jul 1972. The lozenges in chief are harrows.