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Zuidhorn (The Netherlands)

Groningen province

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Zuidhorn municipality Shipmate Flagchart :

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Municipal flag

Zuidhorn is c. 10 km west of Groningen on the railway Groningen-Leeuwarden, the center of an agricultural region. In 1990 the
municipalities of Aduard, Oldehove and Grijpskerk were added.
Jarig Bakker, 17 November 1999

In the municipality of Zuidhorn are the following villages: Aduard, Briltil, Den Ham, Den Horn, De Poffert, Grijpskerk, Kommerzijl, Lauwerzijl, Niehove, Niezijl, Noordhorn, Oldehove, Pieterzijl, Saaksum, Visvliet and Zuidhorn. Zuidhorn municipality has 18.100 inhabitants and is situated between the city of Groningen and Friesland province. It is still situated in the provence Groningen.
Dick Elbers, 2 Oct 2001

Zuidhorn CoA

[Zuidhorn coat of arms] image sent by Dick Elbers, 2 Oct 2001

The arms have been derived from the CoA of the Hanckema family, founders of the lordship of Zuidhorn and Noordhorn. After the junction the new coat of arms was designed with symbols referring to the history of the municipality. A central place is for the old monastery of Aduard. The old Aduard municipality arms have been adopted with slight changes. The lion and griffin hail from the arms of Aduard and Grijpskerk.
Info from Ralf Hartemink's site; The old municipal arms are available on that site too.