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Adopted 23 May 1985; design: J.F. van Heyningen and R.J.M. van de Ven.
Population (1 Jan 2003): 8.466; area: 30,85 km². Settlements: Wervershoof
(seat), Onderdijk, Zwaagdijk-Oost.
Flag: seven horizontal stripes white - red - white - red - green -
red - green - red - green, proportioned 5:1:1:1:1:1:5.
Adopted 23 May 1985 by municipal resolution; design: J.F. van Heyningen
and R.J.M. van de Ven.
Since 1985 the municipality of Wervershoof has its own flag, based
on the municipal arms. Silver is in vexillology white, and this was combined
with the green color in the arms and the red of the carrots. These were
designed in horizontal stripes. It makes the flag recognizable, even with
a bit less wind. In the official description is mentiuoned that the three
red stripes symbolize the three main settlements: Wervershoof, Zwaagdijk-Oost,
and Onderdijk. When the municipal council decided upon the flag, one of
the arguments was "that our own flag would represent and confirm citizens'
Source: the Wervershoof municipal
from the Wervershoof municipal site.
Granted 22 Oct 1817.