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Velsen (The Netherlands)

Noord-Holland province

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Velsen municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 28 Jan 1958

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Velsen municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 67.549; area: 52,87 km²; Settlements: IJmuiden (seat), Driehuis, Santpoort-Noord, Santpoort-Zuid, Velsen-Noord, Velsen-Zuid, Velserbroek.
Flag: two equally wide horizontal stripes of blue and yellow, with in the canton Agnus Dei in gold.
This flag was adopted 28 Jan 1958 by municipal resolution. The colors are derived from the municipal arms.
Source: Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek, 1962 [sie62].

Velsen CoA

[Velsen CoA] from Ralf Hartemink's site.
Granted 26 Jun 1816

The coat of arms of the city of Velsen consists of a gold-coloured lamb (Agnus Dei), carrying a standard, portrayed on a blue background. On the standard, a so-called crosspennant, a St. Andrew's cross is depicted. The oldest known portraiture of the Velsen coat of arms dates from the middle of the 17th century. The original hues of this coat of arms are obscure. In 1816 the present colours were officially defined by the High Council of Nobility.
Source: The Velsen municipal site.