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Oud-Beijerland (The Netherlands)
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adopted 24 Oct 1969.
Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 23.157; area: 19,60 km². Settlements:
Oud-Beijerland (seat), Vuurbaken, Zinkweg.
This region was inhabited in ancient times, until the St. Elizabeth
floods wiped it away in 1421. Only in 1557 it became habitable again. Count
Lamoraal van Egmond acquired this area and named it after his wife, Sabina
Flagdescription: Three stripes blue - white - blue, proportioned 1:2:1;
over the white stripe towards the hoist a yellow square with two red chevrons.
The colors are analogous to the municipal arms of Oud-Beijerland. The
two chevrons are derived from the arms of Egmond.
Officially there are four red chevrons on the Egmond-arms, but for esthetical
reasons only two are used for the flag.
Flag adopted by municipal resolution on 24 Oct 1969.
Oud Beijerland Coat of Arms
image from the municipal website.
Granted 7 Jul 1967.