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Gennep (The Netherlands)

Limburg province

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Gennep municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 6 Mar 1978

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Gennep municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 16.862; area: 58,37 km². Settlements: Gennep (seat), Aaldonk, Dam, De Looi, Diekendaal, Heijen, Hekkens, Milsbeek, Ottersum, Smele, Ven-Zelderheide, Zelder
Gennep is in north Limburg in former Opper Gelre, on the Maas river. It is a rural municipality with nice scenery. In 1973 Ottersum was merged with Gennep; the village of Heijel was transferred from Bergen to Gennep.
The old (unofficial) flag was horizontally green over white; the present flag is derived from the Coat of Arms; the objects are sheep-shears, reminding of the woolly past; the Coat of Arms was already in use by the Lords of Gennep in 1458.
Jarig Bakker, 28 Nov 1999

Historical (unofficial) flag

old Gennep Shipmate Flagchart :

Ottersum former municipality

[Ottersum flag] by Jarig Bakker, 16 Jul 2003

Ottersum is a former municipality, now (since 1 Jan 1973) part of Gennep, Limburg province in the Netherlands.
Flagdescription: Four equally wide horizontal stripes red - white - yellow - blue, with in the center, high two stripes, the municipal arms.
This flag was not official, but was used by the municipal council. In the colors one has to se the composition of the Dutch and provincial flag, as well as those of the municipal Coat of Arms.
Source: Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek, 1962, [sie62]
I've used the Koffie Hag image from Ralf Hartemink's site, where we read that the saint on the blue field is Saint John the baptist, carrying away a lamb from sheers on the golden field.
Nickname: bazen, 'cause they always want to be the boss.
Jarig Bakker, 16 Jul 2003