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Slochteren (The Netherlands)

Groningen province

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Slochteren municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 15 March 1965

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Slochteren municipality

Population (1 Jan 2003): 15.104; area: 158,77 km²; settlements: Slochteren (seat), Denemarken, Froombosch, Harkstede, Hellum, Kolham, Lageland, Luddeweer, Overschild, Scharmer, Schildwolde, Siddeburen, Steendam, Tjuchem, Woudbloem.
The municipal flag of Slochteren was adopted 15 Mar 1965 by municipal resolution. Description: five equally wide horizontal stripes blue - white - red - white - blue, with over all a black sea-dragon, armed red, spitting a yellow flame, with a height of 5/6 flagheight.
The colors are derived from the municipal arms. The discovery of a huge deposit of natural gas has been represented by the sea-dragon.
Source: the Slochteren municipal website.
Jarig Bakker, 17 August 1999

Slochteren Coat of Arms

[Slochteren Coat of Arms] from the Slochteren municipal website.
Granted 7 Sep 1953.

Hellum villageflag

[Hellum villageflag] image by Jarig Bakker, 20 Jul 2008
adopted 15 March 1965

Spotted by Mr. van Heijningen: Hellum is a village in the municipality of Slochteren (Groningen province), in the Netherlands, with c. 600 inhabitants.
At the village website is a photo of the villageflag and an image of the villagelogo.
Flagdescription: quartered Scandanavian style a) white, a narrow inner red border; b) blue, a less narrow green inner border; c) white, a narrow red inner border, the village logo; d) yellow, a less narrow green inner border.
The logo is an oval charged with a blue shield with a narrow yellow horizontal stripe in center, and two yellow flowers above and one below the yellow stripe; in top of the oval "HELLUM" in black.
Symbology: yellow: the sandridge on which the village was built.
Blue: the "Schildmeer" (a small lake).
Green: agriculture and the green ribbon along which the village is built.
Red: houses.
Logo: the arms of the Rengers family, which dominated the village and lived in the (now demolished) Borg (fortified house) Menolda in the village of Hellum.
Jarig Bakker, 20 Jul 2008