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Liesveld (The Netherlands)

Zuid-Holland province

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Liesveld municipality Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net
adopted 17 Jun 1986 See also:

Liesveld municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 9.687; area: 45,45 km². Settlements: Groot-Ammers (seat), Langerak, Nieuwpoort, Streefkerk, Waal.
Liesveld municipality in Zuid-Holland was formed on 1 Jan 1986 by the merger of the former municipalities of Groot-Ammers, Langerak, Nieuwpoort, and Streefkerk, all in the Alblasserwaard on the Lek river, east of Rotterdam.
The flag of Liesveld is yellow with four slanting stripes white - black - blue - red, representing the former municipalities.
Jarig Bakker, 7 Jul 2003

Liesveld Coat of Arms

[Liesveld Coat of Arms] image from the Liesveld municipal site.

Granted 2 Sep 1986.


Groot-Ammers former municipality

[Groot-Ammers flag] by Jarig Bakker, 7 Jul 2003

Groot-Ammers: yellow, with in the center the eight-pointed black star from the municipal Coat of Arms. Adoption date unknown.
Source: Derkwillem Visser's Gemeentevlaggen en wapens Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, 2001.
Jarig Bakker, 7 Jul 2003

This is quite similar, but probably unrelated to, the princely standard of Waldeck-Pyrmont.
Santiago Dotor, 7 Jul 2003

According to Ralf Hartemin's site it was probably derived from the Coat of Arms of the Kralingen family - first known to use it was Oger van Kralingen (1342-1395). So no known relationship to Waldeck-Pyrmont.
Jarig Bakker, 7 Jul 2003


Langerak former municipality

[Langerak flag] by Jarig Bakker, 7 Jul 2003

Langerak: Right top corner is red, the left top corner is yellow, with the municipal arms; the bottom half is yellow. Adoption date unknown (I've used the Coat of Arms on Ralf Hartemink's site.
Source: Derkwillem Visser's Gemeentevlaggen en wapens Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, 2001.
Jarig Bakker, 7 Jul 2003


Nieuwpoort former municipality

[Nieuwpoort flag] by Jarig Bakker, 7 Jul 2003
adopted 28 Jun 1983

Nieuwpoort: blue, on which a castle, consisting of an open gate with five opened windows between two towers, with on the roof four banners, flying towards the fly.
Adopted by municipal resolution on 28 Jun 1983.
Nieuwpoort was one of the smallest cities in the Netherlands (c. 600 inhabitants; the municipality had c. 1200). The castle dates from the late Middle Ages, and was restored in 1673 and has remained intact.
Source: Derkwillem Visser's Gemeentevlaggen en wapens Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, 2001.
Jarig Bakker, 7 Jul 2003


Nieuwpoort Coat of Arms

[Nieuwpoort Coat of Arms] by Jarig Bakker, 7 Jul 2003

Granted 24 Jul 1816. It is apparently meant to be canting: Nieuw(e) poort = new gate.
Source: Sierksma's "De gemeentewapens van Nederland", 1960.


Streefkerk former municipality

[Streefkerk flag] by Jarig Bakker, 19 Sep 2004
adopted 16 Sep 1971

Streefkerk: yellow with a blue wavy stripe with two waves, whose width is equal to 1/3 flagheight; on it at 1/3 and 2/3 of the length a white fleur-de-lis with a height of 7/8 of the width of the stripe.
Adopted by municipal resolution on 16 Sep 1971.
Source: Derkwillem Visser's Gemeentevlaggen en wapens Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, 2001.
Jarig Bakker, 7 Jul 2003