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Spijk, (The Netherlands)
Delfzijl municipality, Groningen province
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Spijk villageThe village of Spijk is in Delfzijl municipality, east Groningen province. It was until 1 Jan 1990 part of Bierum. On the occasion of the "Spijkster Gastendag" (Day of the Guests of Spijk) in 1966, organized by the "Stichting Dorpsbelangen" (foundation for village-interests) the "Spijkster Vlag" was adopted, derived from the village CoA, described at this webpage.
"Five equally wide horizontal stripes of blue, white, black, white, and blue, with an over the length of 1/3 flagheight towards the hoist a lengthened yellow triangle, with in the center a shortened red St. Andrew's cross, in a blue ring, of which the diameter is equal to 1/2 flagheight."
The lengthened triangle with ring and St. Andrew's cross is the main element of the village CoA. The stripes white and blue stand for the wavy lines in the CoA. and the white and blue stripes are the colors of the lion of the Ubbena-family. The colors yellow and blue are the colors of the Alberda-CoA. Yellow points at corn, and the agricultural character of the village. The sharp edge of the triangle symbolizes the name of Spijk (=spike).
Jarig Bakker, 6 Jun 2003
Spijk village CoA iamge from this webpage.