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Emmen (The Netherlands)

Drenthe province

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Municipality of Emmen Shipmate Flagchart :
Adoption date unknown

See also:

Emmen municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 107.000; area: 350,00 km². Settlements: Emmen (seat), Barger-Compascuum, Emmer-Compascuum, Erica, Klazienaveen, Nieuw-Amsterdam, Nieuw-Dordrecht, Nieuw-Schoonebeek, Nieuw-Weerdinge, Roswinkel, Schoonebeek, Veenoord, Weiteveen, Zwartemeer.
Some time ago Antonio Martins produced a splendid gif based on a description I found on the web. The attached flag differs in a small detail from Antonio's gif: the COA is towards the fly. This is the old municipality flag and has been adopted as the new municipal flag.
Emmen consists of the old municipalities of Emmen and Schoonebeek.
Jarig Bakker,  26 July 1999

The merger took place on 1 Jan 1998.
Franc Van Diest,  24 February 2001.

Emmen [former municipality]

Emmen former municipality Shipmate Flagchart :

Flag: "Length-height relationship: 3:2. The flag is white. At a quarter of the length, measured from the hoist, is the complete Coat of Arms of the municipality. On top and at the bottom the flag has a black stripe, width 1/5 of the flag-height, with ten adjacent green triangles, arranged over the full length of the flag, the points pointing inwards."
Jarig Bakker, 21 May 1999

Emmen Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms onlyInternational Civic Arms :

Emmen Coat of ArmsInternational Civic Arms :

Coat of Arms: "Per saltire in argent and vert; the top quarter charged with a turning plough ('keerploeg'), the bottom quarter with a peat-cutter, both in sable." - Granted 4 Jun 1968.
Jarig Bakker, 21 May 1999

Schoonebeek [former municipality]

former municipality of Schoonebeek Shipmate Flagchart :

Schoonebeek is now part of the municipality of Emmen (Drenthe, the Netherlands); it was important because oil was found there.
The flag was adopted 24 September 1954 by the municipal council. It was derived from the municipal Coat of Arms. The eagle was derived from the shield of the lordship Coevorden, to which this municipality formerly belonged. The blue stripe refers to the 'Schoonebeker Diep' (the canal splitting the municipality in two). Source: Sierksma's Vlaggenboek (1962) & Gemeentewapens (1968).
Jarig Bakker,  5 August 1999.

Schoonebeek Coat of Arms

[Schoonebeek Coat of Arms] image by Jarig Bakker,  8 Oct 2006
Granted 3 Jul 1930

Description: I. Or an eagle gules; II. Argent a wavy fess azure.