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Binnenmaas (The Netherlands)

Zuid-Holland province

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[Binnenmaas new flag] image by Stefan Lambrechts, 18 Dec 2007
adopted 2007 Other Binnenmaas pages: See also:

Binnenmaas new flag

Binnenmaas is a municipality in Zuid-Holland province. On 1 January 2007 it merged with 's-Gravendeel, retaining its name. In the course of this year Binnenmaas asopted a flag consisting of the municipal logo on a white field. This can be read (according to Stefan Lambrechts) on the municipal pages, on page 9 of the "huisstijlboek" (house-style-catalogue OSLT), which I haven't spotted so far (URL: see flag!).

Binnenmaas was originally founded on 1 January 1984 by the merger of 5 municipalities. According to the mayor they all had in common the presence of the Binnenmaas (or Binnen-Maas or Binnenbedijkte Maas), an old riverbranch in the Hoeksche Waard between Maasdam and Westmaas; at Puttershoek connected to the Oude Maas. A dam was constructed in 1439. It was originally part of the Maas river.
Jarig Bakker, 18 Dec 2007


Binnenmaas municipality

Binnenmaas municipality Shipmate Flagchart :  http://www.flagchart.net
adopted 28 Jan 1986; design: Henk ’t Jong.

This municipality was formed on 1 Jan 1984 by the merger of the old municipalities of Heinenoord, Maasdam, Mijnsheerenland, Puttershoek, and Westmaas.
Population (1 Jan 2003): 19.300; area: 54,91 km². Settlements: Maasdam (seat), Blaaksedijk, Goidschalxoord, Greup, Heinenoord, Kuipersveer, Mijnsheerenland, Puttershoek, Sint Anthoniepolder, Westmaas.
Flag adopted 28 Jan 1986.


Binnenmaas Coat of Arms


Binnenmaas Coat of ArmsInternational Civic Arms : http://www.ngw.nl/

Granted 25 Mar 1985


Mijnsheerenland [former municipality]

former Mijnsheerenland Shipmate Flagchart :  http://www.flagchart.net

Mijnsheerenland Coat of Arms

[Mijnsheerenland Coat of Arms] image from the Binnenmaas municipal website.

Granted 24 Jul 1816


Puttershoek new flag

[Puttershoek new flag] image by Stefan Lambrechts, 5 Oct 2008
adopted 16 Oct 1980; obsolete 1 Jan 1984; design: Hoge Raad van Adel in collaboration with the Stichting Banistiek & Heraldiek (= Sierksma)

On the FOTW-ws is a flag of the former municipality of Puttershoek in Zuid-Holland province VWV according to Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek. However this was replaced 16 October 1980 by a design of the Hoge Raad van Adel in collaboration with the Stichting Banistiek & Heraldiek (= Sierksma):
"White with three black fleurs-de-lis, each of 1/3 flagheight; two fleurs-de-lis have been placed on top of each other at hoist-center. The third fleur-de-lis is in flagcenter.

The flag is nearly identical to the Arms; there is only difference in placement. The green-white-green flag, and the ditto flag with arms from 1976, which were unofficial, are obsolete now".
Source: Vexilla Nostra 114-61 (courtesy of Stefan Lambrechts and Willem van Ham.
This flag ceased to wapper 1 January 1984.
Jarig Bakker, 5 Oct 2008


Puttershoek [former municipality]

former Puttershoek Shipmate Flagchart :  http://www.flagchart.net

Flag according to Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek (1962)


Puttershoek Coat of Arms

[Puttershoek Coat of Arms] image from the Binnenmaas municipal website.

Granted 24 Jul 1816


Westmaas [former municipality]

former Westmaas Shipmate Flagchart :  http://www.flagchart.net

Westmaas Coat of Arms

[Westmaas Coat of Arms] image from the Binnenmaas municipal website.

Granted 24 Dec 1817