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Roggel en Neer (The Netherlands)

Limburg province

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Roggel en Neer municipality Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net
adopted 14 Jul 1992.

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Roggel en Neer municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 8.429; area: 42,67 km². Settlements: Roggel (seat), Heibloem, Neer.
On 1 Jan 1991 the former municipalities of Roggel and Neer merged to form the new municipality of Roggel en Neer.

Roggel en Neer Coat of Arms

[Roggel en Neer Coat of Arms] from Ralf Hartemink's site.

Granted 15 Sep 1992.


Neer former municipality

[Neer flag] by Jarig Bakker, 23 Apr 2005
adopted 30 Aug 1982.

Neer is a former municipality in Limburg province, since 1991 part of the new municipality of Roggel en Neer, a little east from Weert city.
Flag: three stripes per flydiagonal, proportioned 17:2:17 red - wavy yellow against red and red against yellow - yellow.
adopted 30 Aug 1982 by municipal resolution.
"Neer" means down
The Neerbeek flows through Neer from southwest to northeast - the direction shown on the flag.

Nickname: "Kuus" - pigs, held here, or people not caring overly for cleanliness.
"Kwibussen" - foolish or daft people.

Source: Derkwillem Visser's "Gemeentevlaggen en Wapens Koninkrijk der Nederlanden", 2001.
Groot Schimpnamenboek van Nederland, by Dirk van der Heide, 1998.
Jarig Bakker, 23 Apr 2005


Neer Coat of Arms

[Neer Coat of Arms] scanned from "Limburg in Vogelvlucht".
Granted 1 Aug 1896 by Royal Resolution.

Arms: or a Gothic church with a Gothic rose window over the entrance, and with a central spire with three windows and two small side-spires, all gules joined noir, every spire surmounted by a cross gules; in an inescutcheon or three posthorns gules armed argent, placed two and one.

The inescutcheon is the arms of Horn (no posthorns, but hunting horns), because Neer is in the Land of Horn. Already in 1485 the Court of aldermen showed this arms.
Jarig Bakker, 23 Apr 2005


Roggel former municipality

[Roggel flag] by Jarig Bakker, 23 Apr 2005
adopted 18 Dec 1979

Roggel is a former municipality in Limburg province, since 1991 part of the new municipality of Roggel en Neer, a bit east of Weert city.
Flag: two stripes white-red with over all of 1/4 flagheight a yellow cross bordered blue, with the vertical arm at 1/3 flaglength; in tophoist a fork in the form of a horse-iron; in bottom-hoist a turned white horn.
adopted 18 Dec 1979 by municipal resolution.

The fork's handle in the form of a key refers to St. Peter, the main element of the municipal arms. (the fork maybe used for the harvesting of asparagus?) The hunting horn refers to the Land of Horn, to which Roggel belonged.

Nickname: "Kinderkes" - children, who go to church two by two.
"Puineschudders" - "Puin" is a weed, hard to kill. Puineschudders are people who use a reek to fetch the weed out of the soil and then shake it.

Source: Derkwillem Visser's "Gemeentevlaggen en Wapens Koninkrijk der Nederlanden", 2001.
Groot Schimpnamenboek van Nederland, by Dirk van der Heide, 1998.
Jarig Bakker, 23 Apr 2005