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Sint Odiliënberg (The Netherlands)
Ambt Montfort municipality, Limburg province
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by Jarig Bakker, 29 Oct 2004
adopted 14 Apr 1971
Sint Odiliënberg former municipality
Until 1991 St.Odiliënberg was a separate municipality; since then it is
part of the municipality of Ambt Montfort in Limburg province.
Its flag was adopted 14 Apr 1971: "yellow with a blue hoist-triangle,
reaching the fly, charged with a white five-leaved flower with a yellow
heart. Proportions 2:3."
Source: DerkWillem Visser's "Gemeentevlaggen en wapens Koninkrijk
der Nederlanden", 2001.
Sint Odiliënberg is a few kms south of Roermond, lying along the small
Roer river. Romans settled here already. In 706 the Saints Wiro, Plechelmus
and Otgerus built an abbey, which was important in the christianisation
of the Netherlands. In the time of the Viking invasions the Utrecht clergy
found shelter here. At first it was a secular canon's see, which was moved
to Roermond in the 14th century. On the St. Odiliën mount the Sepulchrine
Order settled then. After the 80 years war this area became Spanish; it
was ceded to the Republic of the Netherlands in 1715. Until the French
municipal reorganisation St. Odiliënberg belonged to the administrive division
known as Ambt Montfort, but it became a separate commune/municipality c.
1810, until it remerged in Ambt Montfort.
Jarig Bakker, 29 Oct 2004
Sint Odiliënberg Coat of Arms
by Jarig Bakker, 29 Oct 2004, after image in the Koffie Hag album.
Granted 2 May 1939 by Royal Resolution."
Coat of arms: "per fess I. or a lion gules; II. azure three argent five-leaved
flower with heart or, placed 2,1; the shield surmounted by a crown or of
three leaves and two pearls.
This Coat of Arms is connected with the Gelre arms, to which it belonged since
the 16th century.