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Simpelveld (The Netherlands)

Limburg province

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Simpelveld municipality Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net
adopted 26 Apr 1984

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Simpelveld municipality

Population (1 Jan 2003): 11.432; area: 16,03 km²; settlements: Simpelveld (seat), Bocholtz.
In 1982 the two municipalities of Bocholtz and Simpelveld merged to form the new municipality of Simpelveld. This is in the southeastern corner of Limburg province, bordering on Germany. It was a major mining area, and in the 1930's it was thought that its relative isolation would be ended by the railway from Maastricht to Aken in Germany. That project was a minor catastrophe (no pun intended) as it cost over ƒ 1.000.000 per kilometer, and it got the nickname "miljoenenlijntje". Presently the same railway is attracting quite a few tourists who enjoy travelling slowly. In the 1950's the mines were closed - it seems that the Simpelvelders now see the benefits of that...
Jarig Bakker, 12 Aug 2003

Simpelveld old flag

[Simpelveld old flag] by Jarig Bakker, 12 Aug 2003

The old municipal flag of Simpelveld was adopted 22 Mar 1967 by municipal resolution.
Description: three equally wide horizontal stripes of blue and white, with in the canton a flying white dove.
The white stripe represents the rivulet Simpel (now dry).
Source: Derkwillem Visser's "Gemeentevlaggen en wapens Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, 2001".
Jarig Bakker, 12 Aug 2003


Bocholtz former municipality

[Bocholtz flag]

The flag of Bocholtz was adopted 14 May 1971 by municipal resolution.
Description: three equally wide vertical stripes of blue and white, with in the canton a St. James shell.
Source: Derkwillem Visser's "Gemeentevlaggen en wapens Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, 2001".
Jarig Bakker, 12 Aug 2003