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Edam-Volendam (The Netherlands)

Noord-Holland province

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by andrew weeks
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Edam-Volendam municipality Ivan Sache, 16 May 2017

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Edam-Volendam municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 28.059; area: 16,41 km². Settlements: Edam, Volendam (seat).

The municipality of Edam-Volendam absorbed on 1 January 2016 the former municipality of Zeevang. The flag of the new municipality of Edam-Volendam is white with the municipal emblem. The emblem is made of a white shield with a black border and four coloured bends, from top to bottom: orange, blue, green and red. On the right of the shield is the writing "Gemeente" (Municipality, green letters) / "EDAM" (black letters) / "VOLENDAM" (black letters). "Gemeente" is omitted on the flag. The flag of the new municipality was hoisted on 4 January 2016 at 10:00 by interim Mayor Van Beek.
Sources:

Ivan Sache, 19 March 2016

The municipal logo was designed by Dick de Boer and Klaas Buys, from the Gold Ontwerp & Communicatie agency.
Ivan Sache, 16 May 2017


Edam-Volendam old flag

[Edam-Volendam old flag]Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net
adopted 28 Aug 1986
The flag of Edam-Volendam consists of five horizontal stripes, proportioned 2:1:1:1:2, in the colors red - green - white - orange - black. The colors are of the town of Edam (red and green) and of Volendam (orange and black), separated by a white bar, which symbolizes the former waterway between Edam and Volendam, the IJe. Flag adopted 28 Aug 1986.
Source: the Edam-Volendam municipal website.
Jarig Bakker, 4 Jun 2003

Edam-Volendam even older flag

[Edam-Volendam old flag] by Jarig Bakker, 23 Nov 2003

The first municipal flag was: quartered diagonally; hoist three equally wide horizontal stripes RWR, with on the white stripe a
demi-facing bull in red contourcolors; top green; fly Orange-White-Orange with a foal on white in red contour-colors; bottom
black.
The basic colors are of the town of Edam (red-green) and of the village of Volendam (orange-black), ordered according to the traditional models of the Holland gueuzes. For some intricate reasons the two local emblems (the Edammer bull, and the Volendammer (canting) foal were designed in contours.
Source: Vexilla Nostra 118 (Jan-Feb 1982); VN 115-94.
adopted 21 May 1981; design: Stichting voor Banistiek en Heraldiek. It appears it was never used because nobody was able to appreciate it.
Jarig Bakker, 23 Nov 2003


Edam-Volendam Coat of Arms

[Edam-Volendam Coat of Arms] image from "Noord-Holland en zijn gemeenten", 1981

Granted 26 Jun 1816



 
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