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Zwartewaal (The Netherlands)

Brielle municipality, Zuid-Holland province

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Zwartewaal former municipality Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net
adopted 22 Dec 1969
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Zwartewaal [former municipality]

Zwartewaal merged together with Brielle and Vierpolders 1 Jan 1980 to form the new municipality of Brielle. It had 800 inhabitants on the island of Voorne, SE of Brielle
Flag: orange with in the center a black capital "Z". Adopted 22 Dec 1969 by municipal resolution.

Zwartewaal old flag

Zwartewaal historical Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net

Flag: orange, with in the center a black capital "Z", and a canton of five equally long white and red stripes.
This flag was readopted 6 Apr 1962 by municipal resolution. Of old it was very popular here, because the inhabitants were known to be very loyal to the House of Orange. It was used as shipping flag, and is officially documented since over a century. New is the addition of the colors of the municipal arms in the canton. It was first used in this (20th) century on 30 Apr 1962, the birthday of Queen Juliana, and the celebration of 25 years of marriage of the Queen and Prince Bernhard.
Source: Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek, 1962 [sie62].


Zwartewaal Coat of Arms

[Zwartewaal Coat of Arms] by Jarig Bakker, 31 Oct 2003
Granted 24 Dec 1817.