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Bleiswijk (The Netherlands)

former municipality, now Lansingerland, Zuid-Holland province

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Bleiswijk municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 28 Mar 1992; design: Stichting Banistiek. See also:

Bleiswijk municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 10.392; area: 21,99 km². Settlements: Bleiswijk (seat), Kruisweg. The municipality is about in the center of the province of Zuid-Holland.
Bleiswijk is a municipality in Zuid-Holland province - it used to be in the Green Heart of Holland, but will shortly be absorbed by the residence of a lot of civil servants, Zoetermeer.

Flag: white with a black cross with arms of 1/5 flagheight, of which one arm is at 1/3 flaglength, with a yellow canton charged with a red open lozenge of 3/10 flagheight, and in the other quarters an adjacent black disk of 3/10 flagheight.
adopted 28 Mar 1992 by municipal resolution; design: Stichting Banistiek.
Since 1 Jan 2007 part of Lansingerland.
Jarig Bakker, 17 May 2005

Bleiswijk old flag

[Bleiswijk old flag] image by Jarig Bakker, 17 May 2005
adopted 14 Feb 1974

Old flag: two equally wide horizontal stripes: top red, bottom yellow, with on red at the hoist the municipal arms.
adopted 14 Feb 1974.

This is probably a revival of the 1938 parading flag for the celebrations of Queen Wilhelmina's 40 years of (stern) reign. Red and yellow were the provincial colors.
Source: DerkWillem Visser: Gemeentevlaggen en wapens Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, 2001.
Jarig Bakker, 17 May 2005

Bleiswijk Coat of Arms

[Bleiswijk Coat of Arms] image by Jarig Bakker, 17 May 2005
Granted 24 Jul 1816

Arms: per pale: I. per fess a. argent 7 lozenges gules placed 4,3; b. argent three pennies noir; II. or a double eagle noir, crowned or.