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Zwijndrecht (The Netherlands)

Zuid-Holland province

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Zwijndrecht municipality  Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 28 Jul 1938 See also:

Zwijndrecht municipality

Population (1 Jan 2003): 45.034; area: 22,77 km². Settlements: Zwijndrecht (seat), Heerjansdam, Kleine-Lindt.
Flag: three equally wide horizontal stripes of yellow and black; on the black stripe the municipal arms of yellow.
On the occasion of the jubilee of Queen Wilhelmina's 40 years reign, on 6 Sep 1938, at sunset a parade was held in front of the Palace of the Dam in Amsterdam, in which all municipalities would participate. Zwijndrecht didn't have a flag, so the department of Public Works of Zwijndrecht, in collaboration with their colleagues from Dordrecht designed a flag, fulfilling the required 1.50 x 2.25 meters. On 7 Aug 1961 written confirmation was received from the High Council of Nobility, that the Zwijndrecht flag had ben registered.

Zwijndrecht CoA

[Zwijndrecht CoA] from the Zwijndrecht municipal website.
Granted 24 Jul 1816. The items are fire-irons, used to hold salt-pans over the fire.