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Loppersum (The Netherlands)

Groningen province

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Loppersum municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 19 april 1982.

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Loppersum municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 11.044; area: 111,93 km². Settlements: Loppersum (seat), Eekwerd, Eekwerderdraai, Eenum, Fraamklap, Garrelsweer, Garsthuizen, Hoeksmeer, Honderd, Huizinge, Kolhol, Leermens, Lutjerijp, Lutjewijtwerd, Merum, Middelstum, Oosterwijtwerd, Startenhuizen (ged), Stedum, Stork, Toornwerd, Westeremden, Westerwijtwerd, Wirdum, Wirdumerdraai, 't Zandt, Zeerijp, Zijldijk
Loppersum is in east Groningen, just west of Appingedam, an agricultural municipality. The church of Loppersum is the largest village church in the province. In 1990 the municipalities of Stedum, Middelstum and 't Zand were added to Loppersum.
The key and the sword are the symbols of St. Peter and St. Paul, to whom the Loppersum church was devoted. The flag is derived from the old Coat of Arms of the municipality.
Jarig Bakker, 11 November 1999

Garrelsweer village

[Garrelsweer village flag] image by Stefan Lambrechts, 20 Jul 2008
adopted 2007; design: E. Raad and M. Vereijken

Stefan Lambrechts spotted and giffed this from this site --> click on Garrelsvlag.
Garrelsweer is a village in the municipality of Loppersum in Groningen province. It celebrated its 950th birthday in 2007 with the issue of its own flag. The design was produced by two Garrelsweerders: Mr. E. Raad and Mr. M. Vereijken, chairperson of the local Iceclub.
Their interpretation of the flag:
The colors are the same as in the logo of Loppersum.
Blue is for the Damsterdiep (canal) flowing through the village.
Green represents the green environment.
Yellow for agriculture and its products found around the village.
During the Newyears-reception in the village community center "Weersterheem" the design was represented and greeted with a lot of gusto.
The mayor of Loppersum, Mr. A. Rodenboog, hoisted the tricolore during a festive presentation in fromt of the center.
Now Garrelsweer is completely covered by a sea of flags!
Jarig Bakker, 20 Jul 2008

Stedum village and former municipality

[Stedum village flag] image by Jarig Bakker, 7 Jun 2003

Stedum is a village and former municipality in Loppersum municipality in Groningen province. Its flag is described in Derkwillem Visser's "Gemeentevlaggen en wapens Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, 2001":
"5 equally wide horizontal stripes of red, white, green, white, and blue, with in the canton the municipal arms. The knight has both feet on the green stripe.
Adoption date: unknown."
The double eagle is the emblem of the Nittersum family. The knight could be Eppo van Nittersum, but it is more probable, that it refers to the Bible, 1 Thessalonicenses 5:8 "but let us, who ought to be sober by daylight, be armed with the armour of belief and love and with the helmet of hope and salvation". That would be the arms of Johan Clant, lord of Stedum, who was the first to use it.
Jarig Bakker, 7 Jun 2003