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Noord-Holland Province (The Netherlands)
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by Mark Sensen, 4 May 1999
Description of the flag
The flag of Noordholland was adopted 22 October 1958 and is a Banner of
Arms: The RED lion on YELLOW background (Holland) on the coat of arms, the YELLOW
leopards with lying blocks on a BLUE background (Westfriesland) can be
discerned in the three stripes of the flag. The flag designed in 1938 with
colors RYB was ultimately rejected because it was too similar to the Dutch
Source: Nederlands vlaggenboek, by Klaes Sierksma, 1962
Jarig Bakker, 23 June 2001
North Holland coat of arms
Civic Arms : http://www.ngw.nl/
"Per pale or and azure; I a lion rampant gules, armed and langued
azure, II seme of horizontally placed billets or, two lions passant guardant
in pale of the same. The shield is crested by a coronet of five leaves
The arms of Noord-Holland are a combination of the arms of Holland and
West Friesland. See Zuid Holland for the history
of the arms of Holland and Friesland for West
Friesland (or West Frisia). The arms of West
Friesland differ from Friesland, in that the lions are different and the
number of rectangles is reduced to five. The arms are used since the 16th
Ralf Hartemink, 1 Dec 1997
1938 parade flag
by Jarig Bakker, 26 January 2001
In 1938 Queen Wilhelmina had reigned the Netherlands for 40 years. On
that occasion a lot of municipalities paraded in front of HM with their
flags, which consisted of the provincial flag with the municipal coat of arms in
the canton (or something...). Those municipal flags can only be considered
as 'curiosities', while the status of the provincial flags is not quite
Jarig Bakker, 26 January 2001
I don't think the colours of 1938 formed a flag of its own, and I don't
read Siersma's book as saying that it
did. I think this was merely the base pattern used for the municipal standards
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 29 Sep 2001
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