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Winschoten (The Netherlands)

Groningen province

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Winschoten municipality Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.shipmate.nl/flags.htm
Adopted 23 May 1973

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Winschoten municipality

Population (1 Jan 2003): 18.497; area: 22,24 km²; settlements: Winschoten (seat).
Winschoten was the capital of the 'Oldambt' region, important because it was on the line Groningen city - Hamburg. In a fertile agricultural region.
Flag: three horizontal stripes of blue and white, proportioned 1:3:1, with on the white stripe a red plan of a fortress, of which length and width are proportioned 2:3, with a width om the red line 1/36 of flagheight, with 9 embattlements.
Adopted 23 May 1973 by municipal resolution.
The new flag contains the symbol of a fortress, which Winschoten used to be.
Jarig Bakker, 17 Nov 1999

Historical flag

old Windschoten Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.shipmate.nl/flags.htm

The old unofficial flag of Winschoten was instigated in 1932, plain horizontal BW.
Jarig Bakker, 17 Nov 1999


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