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Lingewaard (The Netherlands)

Gelderland province

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[Lingewaard flag] image by Stefan Lambrechts, 28 Jun 2005, of  http://www.flagchart.net .
adopted 1 Jan 2003 Other Lingewaard pages: See also:

Lingewaard municipality

As of 1 January 2001 the new municipality of Lingewaard is a merger of the former municipalities of Bemmel, Gendt and Huissen. For the moment the new municipality is using the flag of the former municipality. At first the name of Bemmel was used for the new municipality, later Betuwestad.
Inhabitants (1 Jan 2003) 42.465; area: 68,63 km². Settlements: Angeren, Bemmel (seat), Doornenburg, Gendt, Haalderen, Huissen, Ressen.
Jarig Bakker, 21 May 2003

I just got word from the municipality of Lingewaard, in Gelderland province, about its new flag: white with the municipal logo.
The logo can be seen at the municipal website, where it is explained as a multicolored butterfly, consisting of 7 parts, each representing a village. (there is no explanation why only part of the logo has been used on the flag).
The butterfly also symbolizes the rural environment of this municipality in the Betuwe region, just north of Nijmegen.
The flag has been used recently in preparations for the "Nijmeegse Vierdaagse", (walking event), where millions of astonished TV-watchers will witness the guilds' prowess in municipal flag-throwing.
The flag was probably adopted at the same time as the logo: 1 Jan 2003.
This municipality was formed on 1 Jan 2001 by the merger of the former municipalities of Bemmel, Gendt, and Huissen; at first it was named either Bemmel or Betuwestad, renamed Lingewaard on 1 Jan 2003.
Stefan Lambrechts, 28 Jun 2005,


Lingewaard Coat of Arms

[Lingewaard Coat of Arms] image from the Lingewaard municipal website.

Granted ? The High Council of Nobility has it under consideration. The Arms consist of the the elements and colors of the former municipalities.


Bemmel former municipal flag

former municipality of Bemmel image from Shipmate Flagchart :  http://www.flagchart.net
adopted 2 June 1961

Bemmel was a municipality just south of Arnhem, which on 1 January 2001 became part of the new municipality of Lingewaard. It consisted of the settlements Bemmel (seat), Haalderen, Heuvel, Baal, Bergerden, Houtakker, Buitrendijks (Buitendijkse Waarde), Angeren, Doornenburg, Honderd Morgen, Ressen en Doornik, and c. 12.000 inhabitants.
The flag was adopted 2 June 1961 and derived from the municipal Coat of Arms. The rooks are also named 'bemmels', of which the origins seem to lie in very early historic symbols.
Jarig Bakker, 10 Sep 1999


Doornenburg village flag

[Doornenburg village flag] image by Stefan Lambrechts, 14 Oct 2009, of  http://www.flagchart.net .
adopted 21 Sep 2009; design: Drukwerk ABC from Doornenburg

Doornenburg is a village in the municipality of Lingewaard, Gelderland province. Until 1 January 2001 it was part of Bemmel. It is renowned because of its castle, which was formerly the center of the Lordship of Doornenburg. This castle was built in 1365 on much older foundations, restored in 1660 and after WWII. It contains a chamber with the armorials of many Gelderian and Hollandish nobles. One of the last owners of Doornenburg, from the house of Amstel van Mijnden, had paintings made of the famous flight of Gijsbrecht van Amstel from Amsterdam.
See: Doornenburg Castle.
There was an old Catholic church, the oldest Christian temple in this area.
Flag: 3 horizontal stripes of white and red, proportioned (c.) 2-1-2; in center the full arms of the Lordship Doornenburg.
The flag is an initiative of the Shooting Company Gijsbrecht van Aemstel van Doornenburg en Honderdmorgen, Historische Kring Doornenburg and Kasteel Doornenburg. It was presented on the day of the Village Fair, 21 September 2009, designed by the firm of Drukwerk ABC from Doornenburg.
Source: Doornenburg on line.
Jarig Bakker, 15 Oct 2009