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Rolde (The Netherlands)

Aa en Hunze municipality, Drenthe province

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Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 9 February 1962 See also:

Rolde [former municipality]

Rolde is since 1 Jan 1999 part of the municipality of Aa en Hunze.
This flag was adopted 9 February 1962 by the municipal council of Rolde. The colors were derived from the municipal Coat of Arms. Sword and cross symbolize Justice; Rolde had an important place in the old institution of 'Etstoel' (Scandinavian: 'Thing). Alternative (older) name for municipality in Drenthe was 'dingspel'. The position of the sword seems strange: normally the point of the sword is directed towards the hoist
Source: Kl. Sierksma, Nederlands vlaggenboek, 1962 Kl. Sierksma, De gemeentewapens van Nederland, 1968.
Jarig Bakker, 31 July 1999.