Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 21.691; area: 65,95 km². Settlements:
Elburg (seat), Doornspijk, 't Harde, Hoge Enk, Oostendorp.
Elburg is an old Zuiderzee-town, which retained its medieval character
of a fishers port. It was one of the Dutch Hanseatic
The flag contains the municipal Coat of Arms without the lion in the gate-opening.
The castle stands for 'burg' = castle.
In 1974 the municipalities of Elburg and Doornspijk merged to the new
municipality of Elburg, which used the Elburg flag, as adopted in 1970.
Doornspijk never had a flag. In 1982 Elburg celebrated its 750th birthday,
and the municipality decided to have a new flag designed. On 26 Aug 1982
the present flag was adopted by the municipal council. In the flag the
former municipalities are both recognizable: the red gate-building from
the old Elburg, and the "sleedoorntakken" (blackthorn-branches) as symbols
Source: the Elburg municipal website.
Jarig Bakker, 21 September 1999
by Jarig Bakker, 6 Apr 2005
adopted 17 Jun 1970; design: Hoge Raad van Adel
Old flag of Elburg: Five tripes white-red, proportioned 1:1:6:1:1, with
at half flagheight and 1/3 flaglength an opened gate,
with drawn trap-door, flanked by 2 towers, all red, with blue roofs
with on top triangular wimpels. Flag adopted 17 Jun 1970 by municipal resolution.
Design: Hoge Raad van Adel.
Source: Vexilla Nostra 5 (103); 22 (151)-68
In 1974 Elburg merged with Doornspijk to form the new municipality
of Elburg, which had a new flag.
Jarig Bakker, 6 Apr 2005