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adopted 19 Dec 1975; design: Stichting Banistiek en Heraldiek
Yellow and blue are derived from the municipal arms. Red and yellow
from the arms of Oeffelt en Gennep. Yellow and red represent also the colors
of the guild "Salvator Mundi".
The wavy partition symbolizes the Maas river. The SBH notes that this is misrepresented in the municipal arms by a faintly bent fess.
Source: Vexilla Nostra 121 (1982).
Oeffelt is along the Maas river, opposite Gennep.
Nickname: "Papvrééters" - porridge eaters, used by Boxmeerders, because Oeffelters nicknamed the Boxmeerders "Keischieters" (rock-shooters).
Porridge refers to the main occupation: cattle-breeding
Jarig Bakker, 7 May 2005
Arms: azure a fess arched and reversed with a pair of sheep-shears all
The colors are from the national arms of the Netherlands.