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Sassenheim (The Netherlands)

Zuid-Holland province

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Sassenheim municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 22 May 1973; design: Stichting Banistiek en Heraldiek in Muiderberg See also:

Sassenheim municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 14.835; area: 6,62 km². Settlements: Sassenheim (seat).
The municipal flag was adopted 22 May 1973 by municipal resolution. The design was made by the "Stichting Banistiek en Heraldiek" in Muiderberg. It is derived from the municipal arms. Description: nine stripes following the hoistdiagonal of yellow and red.

Sassenheim CoA

[Sassenheim CoA] image from the Sassenheim municipal website.

Granted 24 Jul 1816.
The shield is topped by a marquess' crown of 5 leaves. Dirk van Sassenem, who owed his possessions in 1322 to Count Willem III of Holland and Zeeland. had a CoA with four oblique red bars on gold. This banner (original fieldsign of the prince and some high noblemen) has become the CoA of Sassenheim.

Historical flag

Old Sassenheim Shipmate Flagchart :

Flagdescription: two equally wide horizontal stripes of yellow and red.
This flag was not official, but was used by the citizens and the municipal council. The colors were derived from the municipal arms.
Source: Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek, 1962 [sie62]