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Luttelgeest (The Netherlands)

Noordoostpolder, Flevoland province

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[Luttelgeest village flag] image by Jarig Bakker, 21 Nov 2006
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Luttelgeest village

Mr Hans van Heijningen just sent me a file with the image of the Luttelgeest flag. It is a village in the Noordoostpolder in Flevoland province.

The flag is blue over green with in the center a yellow disk charged with the black (outlined) spire of the Roman Catholic church, the village name in black in the form of a cross, as well as three flowers.
Meaning: blue: sky, green: agriculture; yellow: sun/village; flowerbulbs and the RC church.

The village was founded in 1942. Its name is derived from a settlement near Kuinre (Overijssel), which was fortified against Frisian pirates in 1379. "Luttel" = little, and "geest" is soil at the border of clay and sand. As the flag implies flower-cultivation plays an important rôle in the community, as well as pig-keeping (my uncle kept quite a few out there). A special point of interest is the "Orchideeën hoeve" (Orchid farm).
Jarig Bakker, 21 Nov 2006