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Doetinchem (The Netherlands)

Gelderland province

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Doetinchem municipality Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net
adopted 29 July 1954

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Doetinchem municipality

Number of inhabtitants (1 Jan 2003): 49.117; area: 52,74 km². Settlements: Doetinchem (seat), Dichteren, Gaanderen, IJzevoorde, Langerak, Wijnbergen.
Doetinchem lies east of Arnhem. Old name: Deutekom. The flag was adopted 29 July 1954; colors derived from the municipal
Coat of Arms.
Jarig Bakker, 17 September 1999

At this webpage is an explanation about Doetinchem's flag:
Nothing is known about the flag(s) used in ancient times in Doetinchem. Only in 1938 the flag of Doetinchem is being discussed, in connection with the 40-years jubilee of Queen Wilhelmina. This flag was about the same as the one of the province of Gelderland: two horizontal stripes yellow and blue. In the canton was the municipal Coat of Arms. Yellow and blue were probably chosen because azure-blue and gold are the main color of the municipal Coat of Arms.

The municipality was advised to use vertical stripes, because some other municipalities, as well as the polderboard did already use horizontally striped flags.
In 1954 the municipal council instituted the three-striped version of white - blue - yellow, in equally wide vertical stripes.
Jarig Bakker, 3 Jun 2003


Doetinchem's 1938 flag

[Doetinchem's 1938 flag] by Jarig Bakker, 3 Jun 2003

Doetinchem Coat of Arms

[Doetinchem Coat of Arms] image from the Doetinchem municipal website.

Granted 15 Dec 1920.