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Een (The Netherlands)

Noordenveld municipality, Drenthe province

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[Een village flag] image by Jarig Bakker, 3 Jun 2007
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Een village

The village of Een (meaning: one) is part of the municipality of Noordenveld (formerly Norg), Drenthe province. It is in what used to be a large marsh, dividing Fryslân from Drenthe. 675 years ago the first settlement was founded here, named "Ede". Nearby was the small 16th century fortress of Zwartendijksterschans (Black dike's fort).

In July 2007 the village will celebrate its 675th birthday with a massive display of the newly designed village flag: blue over yellow with in the center a 4-pointed fortress countercharged, seamed twice: the innerseam has the fieldcolor, the outer seam is black.
The blue stripe symbolizes the "Grote Diep" (canal) and the marsh between Fryslân and Een.
The yellow stripe represents the sandridge between the two, where Een is located.
And on the border of sand and marsh is the Zwartendijksterschans.
Source: Een village website - the flag is shown there with (faded) white instead of yellow. I have corrected it according to the site's description.
Jarig Bakker, 3 Jun 2007