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's-Gravendeel (The Netherlands)

Zuid-Holland province

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['s-Gravendeel flag corrected] by Mark Sensen, 30 Aug 1999
adopted 31 October 1938 See also:

's-Gravendeel former municipality

On 1 January 2007 Binnenmaas municipality merged with 's-Gravendeel, to form the new municipality of Binnenmaas.
Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 8.772; area: 20,81 km². Settlements: 's-Gravendeel (seat), De Wacht, Schenkeldijk.

Flagdescription: Three equally wide horizontal stripes yellow - green - red; on the middle stripe seven oranges; of the seven oranges, four should be placed in the upper part of the green stripe in such a way that the remaining green parts are equal, and three oranges placed in the lower part of the green stripe in such a way that the remaining green parts are equal.
Source: [vxn] Vexilla Nostra, no. 156 (May/June 1988); Derkwillem Visser, Gemeentevlaggen en wapens Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, 2001.
Mark Sensen, 30 Aug 1999


4-3 oranges

's-Gravendeel municipality Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net

On the Shipmate site and on the 's-Gravendeel municipal website the oranges have stalks. These are not in the flagdescription.
Mark Sensen, 30 Aug 1999


7 balls in a row (incorrect)

's-Gravendeel flag according to Sierksma] by Mark Sensen, 29 Aug 1999

's-Gravendeel adopted 31 October 1938 a horizontal tricolour yellow-green-red, on the green stripe seven orange balls. Source: [sie62] Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek 1962. This image is incorrect (see the flagdescription).
Mark Sensen, 29 Aug 1999


's-Gravendeel Coat of Arms

's-Gravendeel Coat of ArmsInternational Civic Arms : http://www.ngw.nl/heraldrywiki/index.php?title='s_Gravendeel

's-Gravendeel was founded in 1593. Until 1592 the sea had free access to the muddy flats of Bonaventura, the polder of the site of 's-Gravendeel. The territory of Bonaventura was divided, one part belonged to the Count of Holland, hence the name "des Graven Deel" - the part of the Count. The three Orange trees in the Coat of Arms od 's-Gravendeel still remind of the connection with the Counts of Holland. (The Counts of Orange were the last Counts of Holland).
Source: the 's-Gravendeel municipal website.