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Oud-Alblas (The Netherlands)

Graafstroom municipality, Zuid-Holland province

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[Oud-Alblas flag] by Jarig Bakker, 29 Apr 2005
adopted 18 Apr 1977; design: the municipality itself See also:

Oud-Alblas former municipality

Oud-Alblas is a former municipality in Zuid-Holland province, since 1986 part of Graafstroom municipality, a few km north of Papendrecht.
Flag: green with a yellow hoist-triangle, reaching 2/3 flaglength; the triangle charged with five black lozenges placed into the direction of flaglength; 3 lozenges in a vertical row at 1/6 flaglength, and 2 in a vertical row at 11/30 flaglength.
adopted 18 Apr 1977; design: the municipality itself.

Green is for "water", and thus symbolizes the small Alblas-river. The triangle and lozenges represent the municipal arms.
Source: Vexilla Nostra 17 (123) - 106-109

Oud-Alblas consisted only of the village with the same name, with c. 1500 inhabitants, mostly working in neighbouring Alblasserdam.
Jarig Bakker, 29 Apr 2005


Oud-Alblas Coat of Arms

[Oud-Alblas Coat of Arms] by Jarig Bakker, 29 Apr 2005, after image in the Koffie Hag-album
Granted 24 Jul 1816

Arms: or, five lozenges noir, placed 3,2.
This is the original arms of the Alblas lordship, known since the 13th century.