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Moordrecht (The Netherlands)

Zuid-Holland province

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Moordrecht municipality Miles Li, 25 May 2016
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Moordrecht municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 8.085; area: 12,73 km². Settlements: Moordrecht (seat).
Flagdescription: two equally wide horizontal stripes red - yellow, with in the canton a white eight-pointed star.
The star is from the municipal arms; it appeared first in the 13th century as the seal of the Lord of Moordrecht; he was probably a relative of the Lords of Kralingen, who used the same star.
The flag was used first in 1938 on the occasion of the jubilee of Queen Wilhelmina's 40 years reign. Red and yellow were the colors of Zuid-Holland province, and the canton was reserved for the municipal arms.

Moordrecht Coat of Arms

[Moordrecht Coat of Arms] image from the Moordrecht municipal site.

Granted 14 Jun 1816.