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Ohé en Laak (The Netherlands)

Limburg province

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[Ohé en Laak flag] by Jarig Bakker, 30 Apr 2005
adopted 27 Nov 1975; design: Stichting voor Banistiek en Heraldiek See also:

Ohé en Laak flag

Ohé en Laak is a former municipality in Limburg province, since 1990 part of Maasbracht.
Flag: seven stripes per fly-diagonal of blue and yellow, proportioned 8:1:2:1:2:1:8; the second and sixth stripe at least 4 times wavy.
adopted 27 Nov 1975; design: Stichting voor Banistiek en Heraldiek.

The colors of this flag are derived from the municipal arms. The three stripes can be seen as representation of St. Anne te Drieën; both wavy stripes symbolize the rivers Maas and Oude Maas; the straight line is for the Julianakanaal.
Source: Vexilla Nostra 16 (115): 82/83.
Jarig Bakker, 30 Apr 2005


Ohé en Laak Coat of Arms

[Ohé en Laak Coat of Arms] scanned from "Limburg in Vogelvlucht".
Granted 21 Apr 1819

Arms: azure St. Anne or.
The two children, held by the saint, are not mentioned in the official blazoning. In Laak was a chapel devoted to St. Anne. Anne was according to the Apocryphal Bibelbook Proto-Evangelium of St.James the mother of the Virgin Mary. As St. Anne te Drieën (the Threesome?) she is represented with Mary and the child Jesus.
Source: Vexilla Nostra 16 (115): 82/83.
Jarig Bakker, 30 Apr 2005