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Hoogland (The Netherlands)

Amersfoort municipality, Utrecht province

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[Hoogland suburb] image by Jarig Bakker, 25 Apr 2009
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Hoogland suburb

Hoogland is a northern suburb of Amersfoort, Utrecht province, until 1974 a separate municipality. Some say that Hoogland (=high land) is a premonition of Amersfoort-on-Sea, when the sealevel is drowing the (Dutch) land between the Northsea and Amersfoort...
Recently Hoogland adopted a flag: green with the old coat of arms in center.
The Coat of Arms is probably from Ralf Hartemink's pages
The Hooglandse vlag is proudly presented at this website.
The fact that Amersfoort is celebrating its 750th anniversary has nothing to do with the festivities at the same time in Hoogland, which was absorbed by its big sister in 1974. In one week in February 2009 900 Hooglandse vlaggen were sold and it is expected that all 4000 households in the suburb will be able to show it.

Arms: Granted 14 March 1941: or over all an engrailed saltire sable, in chief and base a fleur-de-lis gules and dexter and sinister a five-leaved crown of the same; the shield surmounted with a crown or of 3 leaves and 2 pearls.
Explanation: the arms is made from elements of arms of former important families. The fleur-de-lis is derived from the Van Amersfoort family, who owned possessions here.
The saltire is from the arms of the Lockhorst family in Leusden, who owned the judiciary of Coelhort in the municipality of Hoogland.
The crown is derived from the arms of the family de Coninck, owners of the lordship of Emiclaer.
Source: Sierksma's "De gemeentewapens van Nederland, 1968.
Jarig Bakker, 25 Apr 2009


Hoogland Coat of Arms

[Hoogland coat of arms] image by Jarig Bakker, 25 Apr 2009
Granted 14 March 1941