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Winsum (The Netherlands)

Groningen province

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Winsum municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 23 Jun 1992

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Winsum municipality

Population (1 Jan 2003): 14.216; area: 102,53 km²; settlements: Winsum (seat), Abbeweer, Adorp, Aduarderzijl, Alinghuizen, Allersma, Antum, Arwerd, Baflo, Bellingeweer, Beswerd, Bolshuizen, De Dingen, De Raken, De Schifpot, De Schoor, De Vennen, Den Andel, Duisterwinkel, Ernstheem, Ezinge, Feerwerd, Garnwerd, Groot Wetsinge, Hammeland, Hardeweer, Harssens, Hekkum, Hiddingezijl, Klein Garnwerd, Krassum, Lutje Marne, Lutke Saaksum, Maarhuizen, Obergum, Oldenzijl, Oostum, Ranum, Rasquert, Saaxumhuizen, Sauwerd, Schapehals, Schaphalsterzijl, Schilligeham, Suttum, Takkebos, Tijum, Tinallinge, Valkum, Wierum, Wierumerschouw (part), Wildeveld.
Winsum is a municipality in Groningen province, formed 1 Jan 1990 by the merger of the former municipalities of Adorp, Baflo, Ezinge, and Winsum. It is just north of Groningen city, along the "Reitdiep" canal, and along the railway Groningen-Roodeschool. The village of Ezinge contains the largest "wierde" (mound) of Groningen province, with its own museum.
Flag: three wavy stripes, proportioned 3:1:1, green - white - green, with on the top stripe four yellow seven-pointed stars in a row.
adopted 23 Jun 1992 by municipal resolution.
The green color is for the agriculture and cattlebreeding practised here, the wavy white stripe is the Reitdiep, and the four stars the former municipalities.
Jarig Bakker, 17 Nov 1999

Winsum's old flag

[Winsum's old flag] by Jarig Bakker, 10 Nov 2003

Winsum's old flag: five diagonal stripes from hoist-bottom to fly-top, proportioned 1:1:2:1:1, white - blue - white - blue - white; on white a semée of red hearts; the first blue stripe charged with a yellow heraldic fleur-de-lis, the second blue bar with a yellow six-pointed star, both placed into the direction of the stripe.
Adoption date unknown.
Source: Derkwillem Visser's Gemeentewapens en vlaggen Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, 2001.
Jarig Bakker, 10 Nov 2003

Adorp former municipality

[Adorp flag] by Jarig Bakker, 10 Nov 2003

Adorp former municipal flag: three horizontal wavy stripes red - white - green proportioned 12:7:12, over which at the separation of hoist and fly a black lion rampant of 3/4 flagheight.
Adopted 28 May 1985 by municipal resolution.
Source: Derkwillem Visser's Gemeentewapens en vlaggen Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, 2001.
Jarig Bakker, 10 Nov 2003