Last modified: 2005-12-31 by jarig bakker
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Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.shipmate.nl/flags.htm
adopted 22 Dec 2005; design: Drs. J.F. van Heijningen
"Four stripes with heights proportioned 2:3:3:2, yellow, blue, white, black, the central ones wavy, with figurines of 1/2 flagheight, consisting of a merman and a mermaid, facing, holding hands countercharged."
The flag will be used on representative occasions. It was approved by the municipal council on 22 Dec 2005.
Once upon a time the fishermen of Westerschouwen caught a mermaid in
their nets. Her merman besaught them with tears flowing from his eyes to
release her. The fishermen laughed at him and wouldn't let her go. Thereupon
the merman said:
"het zal U berouwen".
(Westerschouwen: you will rue this!)
And he was right. The sea swallowed Westerschouwen several times and
took thousands of innocent lives.
Source: municipal website.
Gerard van der Vaart, 17 Dec 2005
Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 34.496; area: 301,34 km². Settlements:
(seat), Brijdorpe, Brouwershaven, Bruinisse, Burgh, Burghsluis, Dreischor,
Elkerzee, Ellemeet (part), Haamstede, Kerkwerve, Looperskapelle, Moriaanshoofd,
Nieuwerkerk, Nieuwerkerke, Noordgouwe, Noordwelle, Oosterland, Ouwerkerk,
Renesse, Scharendijke, Schuddebeurs, Serooskerke,
Schouwen-Duiveland is a merger of the former municipalities of Brouwershaven, Bruinisse, Duiveland, Middenschouwen, Westenschouwen and Zierikzee (1 Jan 1997).
The municipality doesn't have a flag yet.
Jarig Bakker, 31 May 2003
Granted 17 Jan 1997
Adopted 30 May 1988
Brouwershaven CoA, after "Gemeentewapens van Nederland", 1989. Description:
per pale I. or an eagle noir, with on its breast an inescutcheon quartered
1 and 4 or a lion rampant gules; 2 and 3 or a lion rampant noir; II. a
lion rampant gules. The shield surmounted by a crown or of five leaves.
CoA granted 31 Jul 1817, confirmed 9 Jun 1961.
Jarig Bakker, 5 Dec 2004
Watersportvereniging Brouwershaven (Schouwen-Duiveland municipality,
Zeeland province), after image from this
website: burgee quartered red and black; in the center a white diamond,
charged with the Brouwershaven coat of arms.
Jarig Bakker, 5 Dec 2004
Adopted 20 Jan 1967
Granted 31 Jul 1817
Adopted 27 Mar 1969. This municipality was founded on 1 Jan 1961 by
the merger of Nieuwerkerk, Oosterland, and Ouwerkerk.
Granted 19 Feb 1962
Adopted 19 Feb 1965. Middenschouwen was formed on 1 Jan 1961 by the
merger of Duivendijke, Elkerzee, Ellemeet, and Kerkwerve.
Granted 12 Feb 1962
Adopted 31 May 1966. Westerschouwen was founded on 1 Jan 1961 by the
merger of Renesse, Burgh, Noordwelle, Serooskerke, and Haamstede.
Granted 19 Aug 1961.