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Meppel (The Netherlands)

Drenthe province

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Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 2 Jan 1998

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Meppel municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 30.589; area: 58,00 km². Settlements: Meppel (seat), Broekhuizen, De Kolk (part), Havelterberg (part), Havixhorst, Kolderveen, Kolderveense Bovenboer, Lindenhorst, Nijentap, Nijeveen, Nijeveense Bovenboer, Rogat, Schiphorst.
Meppel in southwest Drenthe used to have the best coffee along the Amsterdam-Groningen railroad. The municipality consists of the former municipalities of Meppel and Nijeveen.
Jarig Bakker, 27 Jul 1999.

Apparently the new flag of Meppel was adopted 2 Jan 1998, combining elements of the flags of the old municipalities of Meppel and Nijeveen.
Jarig Bakker, 5 August 1999.

Meppel Coat of Arms

Meppel Coat of Arms from Ralf Hartemink's site.

Granted 17 Nov 1955

Meppel [former municipality]

Municipality of Meppel Shipmate Flagchart :

This is the old flag of Meppel. The cloverleaf stands for the meadows in the vicinity and the blocks are 'turven' (blocks of peat), which were exploited here in not too distant times.
Jarig Bakker, 5 August 1999.

Meppel old flag

[Meppel old flag] by Jarig Bakker, 8 Jul 2003

The old, unofficial flag of Meppel was green over white; green for clover-leaves and white for the silver municipal shield.
Jarig Bakker, 27 Jul 1999.