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Elburg (The Netherlands)

Gelderland province

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Elburg municipality image by Stefan Lambregts, 13 Jan 2010:
adopted 26 Aug 1982

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Elburg municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 21.691; area: 65,95 km². Settlements: Elburg (seat), Doornspijk, 't Harde, Hoge Enk, Oostendorp.
Elburg is an old Zuiderzee-town, which retained its medieval character of a fishers port. It was one of the Dutch Hanseatic towns.
The flag contains the municipal Coat of Arms without the lion in the gate-opening. The castle stands for 'burg' = castle.
In 1974 the municipalities of Elburg and Doornspijk merged to the new municipality of Elburg, which used the Elburg flag, as adopted in 1970. Doornspijk never had a flag. In 1982 Elburg celebrated its 750th birthday, and the municipality decided to have a new flag designed. On 26 Aug 1982 the present flag was adopted by the municipal council. In the flag the former municipalities are both recognizable: the red gate-building from the old Elburg, and the "sleedoorntakken" (blackthorn-branches) as symbols of Doornspijk.
Source: the Elburg municipal website.
Jarig Bakker, 21 September 1999

Elburg Coat of Arms

[Elburg Coat of Arms] image from the Elburg municipal website.
Granted 24 Apr 1975; design mr G.A. Bontekoe

Elburg old flag

[Elburg old flag] by Jarig Bakker, 6 Apr 2005
adopted 17 Jun 1970; design: Hoge Raad van Adel

Old flag of Elburg: Five tripes white-red, proportioned 1:1:6:1:1, with at half flagheight and 1/3 flaglength an opened gate,
with drawn trap-door, flanked by 2 towers, all red, with blue roofs with on top triangular wimpels. Flag adopted 17 Jun 1970 by municipal resolution. Design: Hoge Raad van Adel.
Source: Vexilla Nostra 5 (103); 22 (151)-68
In 1974 Elburg merged with Doornspijk to form the new municipality of Elburg, which had a new flag.
Jarig Bakker, 6 Apr 2005