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Noorder-Koggenland (The Netherlands)

Noord-Holland province

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Noorder-Koggenland municipality Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.shipmate.nl/flags.htm

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Description of the flag

Girony in ten pieces, blue - yellow - blue - white - blue- yellow - blue - white - blue - yellow; the focal point is at 1/3 of flaglength and the first described gyron has its base at hoist-center; proportions are 2:3.
PMS-colorcode: blue: 300U or C, yellow: process yellow; white: opaque.
Adopted by municipal resolution on 1 Sep 1980.
Source: the municipal website.
Noorder-Koggenland consists of the villages Abbekerk, Benningbroek, Hauwert, Lambertschaag, Midwoud (seat), Oostwoud, Opperdoes, Sijbekarspel, and Twisk. 1 January 2003 there were 10.454 inhabitants on 5060 ha. It was founded on 1 Jan 1979 by the merger of the municipalities of Abbekerk, Twisk, Opperdoes, Midwoud, and Sijbekarspel.
Regarding "koggen": this is part of the region of Westfriesland, which used to be divided in 4 "ambachten" (shire?), each of which was divided in 4 "koggen" (cocks). Each "kogge" had to equip a medieval warship named "kogge", or "koggeschip" (cock-boat). So a "kogge" might be the same as a municipality. This division was maintained between 1000 and 2000, but now definitively a thing of the past with the centralization of the "waterschappen" (polderboards).
Source: Noord-Holland en zijn Gemeenten, 1981, and the municipal website.
Jarig Bakker, 7 May 2003

Noorder-Koggenland CoA

[Noorder-Koggenland CoA] Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.shipmate.nl/flags.htm

Granted 21 Jan 1980. Het wapen bevat een geïdealiseerd (viking) coggeschip en een lindeboom, symbool van onverwoestbaar recht. Vroeger werd namelijk onder een groene linde recht gesprokendoor de vierschaar. De linde is de enige inheemse boom met een onverwoestbaar regeneratievermogen. Zo zijn water, schip en bomen symbolen geworden voor een nieuwe gemeente.
The arms contains an idealized (viking) coggeschip and a linden-tree, symbol of indestructable law. In olden times law was spoken under a green linden-tree by the "vierschaar" (court of four). The linden is the only indigenous tree with an indestructable power to regenerate. So water, ship, and trees have become symbols for a new municipality.
Jarig Bakker, 7 May 2003


Midwoud [former municipality]

former Midwoud Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.shipmate.nl/flags.htm

Flag: two equally wide vertical stripes of yellow and blue. Adopted by municipal resolution on 25 May 1955. The municipality of Midwoud ceased to exist on 1 Jan 1979, when it became part of the municipality of Noorder-Koggenland. Midwoud village is now its muncipal seat.
Jarig Bakker, 7 May 2003


Opperdoes [former municipality]

[Opperdoes flag] by Jarig Bakker, 7 May 2003

Opperdoes is a former municipality in Noordholland, since 1 Jan 1979 part of the municipality of Noorder-Koggenland. Opperdoes is an agricultural area, with some national fame because of the potatoes "Öpperdoezer ronde". Its flag: Yellow with three blue ears of barley, issueing from a blue terrace (square). Adopted by municipal resolution on 22 Nov 1963. It can be seen (along
with other Noorderkoggenland flags and CoAs) at this webpage.
Jarig Bakker, 7 May 2003


Twisk [former municipality]

former Twisk Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.shipmate.nl/flags.htm

Flag: blue with three vertical yellow stripes, each of which' width is proportioned 1:12 relative to flagwidth. Adopted by municipal resolution on 27 Oct 1961. The municipality of Twisk ceased to exist on 1 Jan 1979, when it became part of the municipality of Noorder-Koggenland.
Jarig Bakker, 7 May 2003


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