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adopted 16 April 1962; design: Kl. Sierksma.
Population (1 Jan 2003): 6.771; area: 23,48 km². Settlements: Wehl
Wehl is in east Gelderland, c. 30 km east of Arnhem. It was German
until 1816 as part od the 'Lijmers' region, hotly contested for ages.
Flag: two equally wide horizontal stripes of yellow and blue, with
a chevron at the hoist countergcharged, reaching half of flaglength.
Adopted 16 Apr 1962 by municipal resolution. The design of the flag
was made (for free) by Kl. Sierksma of Groningen, and in the design he
looked at the municipal arms. The colors blue and yellow are identical
to the municipal arms, while the chevron is also present on the Coat of Arms. Because
quite a few Dutch municipalities had flags with bicolors of yellow and
blue Mr. Sierksma used the chevron at the hoist to make it characteristic
for Wehl. Which it is!
Source: the Wehl municipal site.
Jarig Bakker, 18 Oct 1999
Wehl Coat of Arms
from the Wehl municipal site.
Granted 20 Nov 1916.