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Woensdrecht (The Netherlands)

Noord-Brabant province

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Woensdrecht municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
Adopted 14 Nov 1963

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Woensdrecht municipality

Population (1 Jan 2003): 21.573; area: 100,00 km²; settlements: Hoogerheide (seat), Huijbergen, Ossendrecht, Putte, Woensdrecht.
Per 1 Januari 1997 werden de voormalige gemeenten  samengevoegd tot één gemeente met als naam gemeente Woensdrecht. Bij raadsbesluit van 25 september 1997 werd besloten het gemeentewapen en gemeentevlag van de voormalige gemeente Woensdrecht vast te stellen voor de nieuwe gemeente Woensdrecht.
On 1 Jan 1997 the former municipalities of Huijbergen, Ossendrecht, Putte and Woensdrecht merged to form the new municipality of Woensdrecht. On 25 Sep 1997 the new municipal council decided to adopt the municipal flag and arms of the former municipailty of Woensdrecht.
Flag: a green hoist of 1/3 flaglength; a yellow fly with three narrow blue horizontal stripes.
Adopted 14 Nov 1963 by municipal decision.

Woensdrecht Coat of Arms

[Woensdrecht Coat of Arms] from the Woensdrecht municipal site.
Granted 1 Dec 1922

Divided: 1. in red a Blessed Virgin, holding on her right arm a child Jesus, who holds a globe in his left hand, all silver; 2. divided: a. black with a golden lion, armed red; b. in red three gold pales; c. in green three silver lozenges.
The shield covered with a golden crown of three leaves and two pearls.

Woensdrecht 750 years

Woensdrecht 750 years Shipmate Flagchart :

Huijbergen [former municipality]

former huijbergen Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 25 Jan 1983; design: Hans van Heijningen.

The abotts croziers should be FULLY-BLUE, due to the arms. The croziers are probably derived from the monastery of Tongerlo (Westerlo municipality, Belgium).
I designed this flag in the 1980's
Hans van Heijningen, 15 Feb 2003

Ossendrecht [former municipality]

former ossendrecht Shipmate Flagchart :
Adopted 23 Jan 1976

Flag: a black hoist charged with a white lily-staff, and a flight with three equally wide horizontal stripes of red - yellow - blue.
Adopted 23 Jan 1976 by municipal resolution.

Putte [former municipality]

former Putte Shipmate Flagchart :
Adopted 11 Sep 1973

Flag: hoistdiagonally divided in yellow (top) and purple (bottom) with on the diagonal the municipal arms, representing St. Dionysius, clothed red, with a yellow mantle, with on each side an armed man.
Adopted 11 Sep 1973 by municipal resolution.