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Anderen (The Netherlands)

Aa en Hunze municipality, Drenthe province

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image located by Valentin Poposki, 16 May 2021
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The Flag


The flag that was designed in collaboration with fellow villager Hans Hilbrands and members of the Historie Anderen Foundation. It is a bright yellow flag with a green vegetable stump and a blue colored winding track. Anderen is a sand village, so yellow has been chosen as the main color. The kale stump, which symbolizes the nickname of the residents 'de Moeshappers', is placed centrally on the flag, because Anderen is very centrally located in the municipality of Aa en Hunze.
Valentin Poposki, 16 May 2021

Anderen has a village flag and recently the first specimen of this flag was offered to Janna Speelman, chair person of the foundation Village House Oes Stee [our place]. This was done by Jan Kemker on behalf of Village Interest Anderen [Dorpsbelangen Anderen]. Janna says [sic] on behalf of Oes Stee to be very happy with the gesture of Village Interest and hoisted the flag immediately.

Jan Kemker is very pleased about the Anderen village flag. ‘Anderen is but a small village and we are proud to have succeeded in realising this’. He explains about the flag that was designed in co-operation with fellow-villager Hans Hilbrands and members of the Foundation History Anderen [Stichting Historie Anderen]. It is a bright yellow flag. with a green kale stump and a blue-coloured winding stripe. Anderen is a sand village hence yellow was chosen as the main colour. The kale stump, which symbolises the soubriquet of the denizens ‘the kale biters’ [de Moeshappers] was placed centrally on the flag, as Anderen is located very centrally in the municipality of vAa en Hunze. The name Anderen ‘An- de- renne’ means at the deeplet [aan het diepje]. The nearby [nabij gelegen] Anderensche Diep is represented by the blue stripe.’[sic]
... [Announcements of agriculture and horticulture.]

Undoubtedly includes some fresh mistakes, but hopefully makes the text somewhat less mysterious.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 16 May 2021