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Polsbroek (The Netherlands)

Lopik municipality, Utrecht province

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[Polsbroek flag] image by Jarig Bakker, 8 Jul 2003
adoption date unknown

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Polsbroek former municipality

Polsbroek is a former municipality in Utrecht province, since 1 Jan 1989 part of Lopik municipality. It had just over 1.000 inhabitants, living just north of Schoonhoven (Zuid-Holland).
In the 19th century there were two municipalities - Noord-Polsbroek and Zuid-Polsbroek. The coat of arms of Noord-Polsbroek consisted of a golden field with a chequy diagonal with two tieres of gules and argent. - that coat of arms is of the IJsselsteinse branch of the van Amstel family.
The coat of arms of Zuid-Polsbroek: gules with three cushions argent, placed one and two, with in chief the letter P argent.
Source: van der Aa's Aardrijkskundig Woordenboek der Nederlanden, 1847.
Flag: yellow, with a diagonal chequy bar of red and white.
This flag is complete analogue to the municipal arms. adoption date unknown.
Source: Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek, 1962 [sie62].
Jarig Bakker, 8 Jul 2003