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Valkenisse (The Netherlands)

Zeeland province

Last modified: 2003-10-30 by jarig bakker
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Valkenisse [former municipality]

On 1 Jan 1997 Valkenisse became part of Veere municipality.
In 1966 Biggekerke, Dishoek, Koudekerke and Zoutelande merged to form the new municipality of Valkenisse. In 1979 it had a population of 6.000 on an area of 27,75 km²; settlements: Biggekerke, Boudewijnskerke, Dishoek, Groot-Valkenisse, Klein-Valkenisse, Koudekerke (seat), Krommenhoeke, Sint-Janskerke, Werendijke, Westhoek, Zoutelande.

Biggekerke former municipality

[Biggekerke flag] by Jarig Bakker, 30 Oct 2003

Biggekerke was an independent municipality 1811-1966 with a population of 850 in the settlements Biggekerke (seat), Krommenhoeke and Valkenisse.
Flag: blue, with three white fishes and three yellow six-pointed stars, placed 2,1 and 1,2.
This flag was not official but was used as such. The image is identical to the CoA, which is black with those fish-stars; it is not known why the black color of the CoA was changed in blue for the flag.
Source: Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek, 1962 [sie62].
Jarig Bakker, 30 Oct 2003

Koudekerke former municipality

[Koudekerke flag] by Jarig Bakker, 30 Oct 2003

Koudekerke is a former municipality (1811-1966) in Zeeland province, now part of Veere municipality. It had 2300 inhabitants in the settlements Koudekerke (seat), Dishoek, Lammerenbrug and Westhoek. In 1966 it merged, together with Biggekerke and Zoutelande to form the municipality of Valkenisee. Koudekerke is a small bathing resort (4 km beach).
Flag: blue, with over the center of flagheight a wavy stripe of white, red, and white, all in proportions 3:1:1:1:3, with in the center the municipal arms.
This flag was not official, but was used for festive occasions. The colors are inspired by the Dutch and Zeeuwse flag.
It is said that the CoA is canting: the church and the tree in cold conditions.
I've used the CoA at Ralf Hartemink's site.
Jarig Bakker, 30 Oct 2003