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Zevenhoven (The Netherlands)

Liemeer municipality, Zuid Holland

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[Zevenhoven flag] by Jarig Bakker, 21 Apr 2005
adopted 24 Aug 1982; own design of municipality See also:

Zevenhoven former municipality

Zevenhoven is a former municipality in Zuid-Holland province, in 1991 it merged into the new municipality of Nieuwveen, which was renamed Liemeer in 1994.
Flag: yellow with at the hoist a red doubleheaded eagle, at the fly a red square of 2/3 flagheight (exact description not known)
adopted 24 Aug 1982 by municipal resolution.
(For the image I used an eagle from the Koffie Hag album)

Alternative description: two stripes of red and yellow proportioned 29:16; in top-hoist a yellow square of height equal to the red stripe and 2/3 flagheight; on this yellow rectangle a red double eagle with spread wings.
This description is by Mr. van Heijningen, based on the measurement of the drawing he received.
The flag had been in use for a long time, possibly it was a parading flag (1938?).
However the eagle in the municipal arms is black.

In Vexilla Nostra 192-54 is written:
"According to some sources the Zevenhoven eagle was black - which was incorrect..."
That is an article about the flag of the new municipality of Liemeer, into which Zevenhoven merged, and where on the flag appears an erased eagle's double-head.
However Sierksma's "De Gemeentewapens van Nederland" (1960) has the eagle "sabel" (=black), as well as the VNG's "Gemeentewapens in Nederland", 1989, and Ralf Hartemink's site.
Only the Koffie Hag Album and DerkWillem Visser's CDrom have a red double eagle on the arms. - all sources agree on the date it was granted.
The municipality consisted of Zevenhoven (seat), Noordeinde, Noorden (part), Noordsebuurt and Noordse Dorp.
Source: Derkwillem Visser's "Gemeentevlaggen en Wapens Koninkrijk der Nederlanden", 2001.
Vexilla Nostra 129 (yr 18) 1983.
Jarig Bakker, 21 Apr 2005


Zevenhoven Coat of Arms

[Zevenhoven Coat of Arms] by Jarig Bakker, 21 Apr 2005
Granted 24 Jul 1816

Arms: or, a spread double eagle noir. - Thiis Coat of Arms was first used by the Manor of Zevenhoven en Noorden.