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Mariekerke (The Netherlands)
Veere municipality, Zeeland province
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Mariekerke [former municipality]On 1 Jan Mariekerke became part of Veere municipality.
In 1966 Meliskerke, Aagtekerke and Grijpskerke merged to form the new municipality of Mariekerke. It had a population of 3300 on an area of 34,82 km²; Settlements: Aagtekerke, Buttinge, Grijpskerke, Klein Mariekerke, Meliskerke (seat), Molembaix, Pompendamme.
The lady at the hoist of the flag is not Marie, but St. Agatha, from the arms of the former municipality of Aagtekerke.
Meliskerke [former municipality] Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.shipmate.nl/flags.htm
Meliskerke was an independent municipality 1811-1966 with a population of 500.
Flag: black with in the center a white chevron; at the hoist two yellow 6-pointed stars.
This flag was adopted 4 Sep 1962 ny municipal resolution; form, colors, and symbols are derived from the municipal arms.
Source: Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek, 1962 [sie62].
Jarig Bakker, 30 Oct 2003