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Vlissingen (The Netherlands)

Zeeland province

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Vlissingen municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 31 Aug 1973; design: Stichting Banistiek & Heraldiek.

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Vlissingen municipality

Population (1 Jan 2003): 45.219; area: 344,97 km². Settlements: Vlissingen (seat), Oost-Souburg, Ritthem.
In 1966 Vlissingen was enlarged by a large part of Koudekerke, Oost- and West-Souburg and Ritthem, and part of Nieuw- en Sint Joosland.
The flag was adopted 31 Aug 1973 by municipal resolution.
Description: red, with in the center a white "jacobakannetje" (glazed brown jug), chained and adorned yellow and on top a yellow crown of three leaves and two pearls, all proportioned 4/5 of flagheight.
It is not clear when this flag was used for the first time; on 17th century paintings such a flag can often be seen. Many variants are known, such as the "jacobakannetje" on a Dutch RWB flag.
Source: the Vlissingen municipal site.

Historical jack

historical Vlissingen Shipmate Flagchart :

Vlissingen Coat of Arms

[Vlissingen Coat of Arms] from the Vlissingen municipal site.
Granted 31 Jul 1817.