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Groningen [municipality] Provincial Capital] (The Netherlands)
Provincial capital, Groningen province
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never officially adopted
Groningen municipalityNumber of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 177.298; area: 82,52 km². Settlements: Groningen (seat), Dorkwerd (part), Engelbert, Hoogkerk, Leegkerk, Middelbert, Noorddijk, Noorderhoogebrug, Oosterhogebrug, Roodehaan, Ruischerbrug, Vierverlaten
Since 1625 a triband white-green-white has been in use, but has never been adopted officially. This flag is based on the old arms, which later became an escutcheon on a gold shield with a black eagle (first single-, later double-headed). (See quarter I and IV of the provincial flag based on the arms). Groningen was a member of the Hanseatic league since 1284.
Mark Sensen, 12 January 1998
Groningen CoA image from Ralf Hartemink's site.
Granted 10 Nov 1818
Groningen citybannerGroningen: expensive banner of three stripes white-green-white, with over all a black two-headed eagle, and a fringe around it. Offered to the municipality by a private person, whose firm celebrated a jubilee.
Producer: Dokkumer Vlaggen Centrale.
Source: Vexilla Nostra nr. 6 (1968).
Jarig Bakker, 8 Sep 2003
De Eendracht Zeemanscollege, Groningen by Jaume Ollé, 29 Apr 2003, after Steenbergen: Vlaggen van alle Natiën, 1862
Collegie "De Eendracht" (College "The Concord"), established 1830 in Groningen (city). Later Collegie "De Groninger Eendracht" (College "The Groningen Concord"). Leen Smit pictures number 23. This college existed at least until 1982.
Flag: White, centered the letters "GR." and the number, most likely in black.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 6 Dec 2001
Hoogkerk former municipality Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.shipmate.nl/flags.htm
adopted 28 Nov 1961