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Rijssen-Holten (Netherlands)

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Rijssen-Holten municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 35.545; area: 94,41 km². Settlements: Rijssen (seat), Beuseberg, De Borkeld, Dijkerhoek, Espelo, Holten, Holterberg, Holterbroek, Lichtenberg, Look, Neerdorp.
Rijssen is a merger of the former municipalities of Holten and Rijssen on 1 Jan 2001. The municipality was renamed Rijssen-Holten on 15 Mar 2003.

Rijssen-Holten Coat of Arms

[Rijssen-Holten Coat of Arms] by Jarig Bakker, 19 Oct 2004, after image on the Rijssen-Holten website.
Granted 18 Aug 2004

Description: Per pale, I. azure a twig or; II. or three pig's heads gules with tusks argent, per pale; the shield surmounted by a crown or of five leaves.
The twig on blue is from the Rijssen arms (and flag), while the pig's heads are from the Holten Coat of Arms with reversed colors.
Jarig Bakker, 19 Oct 2004


Holten former municipality

Holten former municipality Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net
Flag adopted 27 Dec 1962.

Flag: Two equally long vertical stripes of green and red, with in the center of green a yellow six-pointed star, and on the center of red a yellow pig's head.
This flag was adopted 27 Dec 1962 by municipal resolution. The colors are derived from the municipal arms. The star is the symbol of the Virgin Mary; the pig's head represents the three pig's heads on the Coat of Arms.


Rijssen [former municipality]

Rijssen former municipality Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net

adopted 8 Dec 1951 - a "rijs" is a twig, so the flag is canting.