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Anna Paulowna (The Netherlands)

Noord-Holland province

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Anna Paulowna municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
never officially adopted

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Anna Paulowna municipality

14.000 inhabitants, 8000 hectares, with the villages of Anna Paulowna, Breezand, Wieringerwaard, Nieuwesluis and Van Ewijcksluis. This municipality is in northern Noordholland, between Den Helder and Wieringen and consists of a polder created in 1845-46, named after the daughter of Czar Paul I of Russia, Anna Paulowna (1795-1865), married to
King Willem II of the Netherlands. It became an independent municipality in 1870. The first settlers came from Gelderland; in 1912 it appeared that the soil was good for growing bulbs, after which people from the Westland (Zuidholland) settled here. Bee-keepers and potatoes-growers joined the fun. In 1990 part of the former municipality of Barsingerhorn was added to Anna Paulowna. Wieringerwaard was an independent municipality till 1970, when in merged with Barsingerhorn.
Flagdescription: three equally high stripes of red, yellow and blue with a canton charged with the municipal arms.
Never officially adopted; design: unknown.
Jarig Bakker, 21 June 2001

Anna Paulowna CoA

[Anna Paulowna CoA] image from the Anna Paulowna municipal website.
Granted 24 May 1872

The eagle reminds of Grandduchess Anna Paulowna, daughter of Czar Paul I of Russia; she married King Willem II, and this municipality was named after her. The green central part suggests land gained from the sea by "inpodering"; the water is symbolized by the wavy base, while the chief represents the starry sky.

Barsingerhorn [former municipality]

Barsingerhorn is a former municipality in Noordholland, divided in 1990 between Anna Paulowna and Niedorp. In 1981 there were 3800 inhabitants on 3912 hectares. Administrative center: Barsingerhorn; other villages: Haringhuizen, Kolhorn, Wieringerwaard. In 1830 Kolhorn and Haringhuizen were added to this municipality. In 1970 the municipalities Wieringerwaard and Barsingerhorn were joined to a single municipality Barsingerhorn. Barsingerhorn got city rights from Count Willem VI of Holland (=Duke Wilhelm II of Bavaria) in 1415. Locally they speak of "Barregorn" and about Kolhorn as "Klorn". Kolhorn used to be a fishing port on the Zuiderzee, hence the nickname "Rotte" (rats) because of the rats in the fish-warehouses...
Sierksma's Nederlands vlaggenboek (1962) has the colors red, yellow, blue and white for Barsingerhorn.
Jarig Bakker, 8 July 2001

Barsingerhorn CoA

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