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Susteren (The Netherlands)

Limburg province

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Susteren municipality Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net
adopted 27 Aug 1984.

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Susteren municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 13.025; area: 28,34 km². Settlements: Baakhoven, Dieteren, Heide, Illikhoven, Kokkelert, Nieuwstadt, Oevereind, Oud-Roosteren, Roosteren, Susteren (seat), Visserweert.
Since 1 Jan 2003 Susteren is part of the new municipality of Echt-Susteren.
Susteren is in Limburg province at its narrowest, hemmed in between Belgium and Germany. It is most famous as the place where King Swentibold died, and is buried in the city's basilica. Swentibold was the bastard son of Arnulf of Carinthia, who was king of Eastern Francia 887-899, as successor of Karel de Dikke; Arnulf wanted to rule over Lorraine and Northern Italy; he was crowned emperor by Pope Formosus on 2 Feb 896, the last emperor of the Carolingian dynasty. He defeated the
Vikings in Leuven (be, 891).
Swentibold (or Zwentibold) (871-900) was appointed by his dad King of Lorraine (a kingdom especially created for him); he married in 879 (!) Ota, daughter of Count Otto; he died while fighting his main vassals.

The flag of Susteren is: three equally wide horizontal stripes of blue and white, with at the hoist over all a yellow lion with red tong and nails, and at the center of the fly of the white stripe two connected blue lozenges. This flag was adopted 27 Aug 1984.
Source: Derkwillem Visser's Gemeentewapens en Vlaggen Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, 2001.
Jarig Bakker, 27 Oct 2003


Susteren old flag

[Susteren old flag] by Jarig Bakker, 27 Oct 2003
used 1965-1984

From 1965-1984 a flag was in use: red with two black lozenges, placed next to each other and touching at 1/3 flaglength; each lozenge with 3/5 flagheight; and with a fringe on all sides, equal to 1/10 flagheight.
Flag adopted 6 Apr 1965.
Source: Derkwillem Visser's Gemeentewapens en Vlaggen Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, 2001.
Jarig Bakker, 27 Oct 2003


Nieuwstadt former municipality

[Nieuwstadt flag] by Jarig Bakker, 27 Oct 2003
Adopted 12 Jul 1961.

In 1982 the municipality of Nieuwstadt was merged with Susteren.
Nieuwstadt had a flag: three equally wide horizontal stripes yellow - white - blue; in the canton a green aldertree with three branches. Adopted 12 Jul 1961.
The area where Nieuwstadt now is was formerly known as "Elsene", because it was covered with alder-trees. In 1263 the settlements received city-rights, and was then named "Neye Stadt" (new town).
Source: Derkwillem Visser's Gemeentewapens en Vlaggen Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, 2001.
Jarig Bakker, 27 Oct 2003