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Bergen (The Netherlands)

Noord-Holland province

Last modified: 2011-06-04 by andrew weeks
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Bergen municipality

From the 1st January 2001 the former municipalities of Bergen, Egmond and Schoorl merged to form the new municipality of Bergen. Number of inhabitants (1 Oct 2002): 31908; area: 119,85 km². Settlements: Bergen, Schoorl, Bergen aan Zee, Groet, Egmond-Binnen, Egmond aan Zee, Egmond aan den Hoef.
The new municipality has not decided on a flag yet.

Bergen [former municipality]

Bergen former municipality Flag previously reported by Shipmate Flagchart :

Bergen in Noordholland is a municipality with (1981) 14.238 inhabitants on 3355 hectares, with the villages Bergen (administrative center), Bergen aan Zee, Het Woud, and Zanegeest). It is involved in municipal reorganization, which so far produced no official flag.

Bergen is a small village near the North Sea. It was first mentioned in 960; in 1190 Bergen received a Coat of Arms from Count Floris III of Holland as a reward for the support against the Westfrisians. It was gules bend argent between six an orle merlettes. Merlets are heraldic birds without legs and beaks. Last year I saw several BoA's, probably banners or flags to attract tourists. On 19 Sep 1799 a combined Russian/English force was routed by troups of the Batavian Republic and France, memorized by the Russian monument. Bergen became an artists' center in 1915.
Jarig Bakker, 9 Jul 2001

Groet village

[Groet village flag] by Stefan Lambrechts, 9 Jun 2005, of Shipmate Flagchart.

Groet is a village in the municipality of Bergen (Noord-Holland province). Until 1833 it was a separate municipality; it was then merged into Schoorl, and in 2001 into Bergen.
Flag: white with in the center the village (former municipal) arms, and in the bottom in red "GROET".
Groet is a little village at the feet of the dunes. The name means: "grassland", but as "Groet" is Dutch for "greetings" or "salute" the villagers are supposed to be friendly to guests. It has attracted several artists, not quite unfamous in the Netherlands, who were known, together with those that lived in Bergen, as the "Bergensche School".

Arms: or a lion rampant gules, with in base a label of three pendants azure.
Granted 22 Oct 1817
Stefan Lambrechts, 9 Jun 2005