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Stad aan 't Haringvliet (The Netherlands)

Zuid-Holland province

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[Stad aan 't Haringvliet] image by Jarig Bakker, 2 Mar 2006
adopted Jan 2006 See also:

Stad aan 't Haringvliet

Stad aan't Haringvliet is a village in the municipality of Middelharnis in Zuid-Holland province. Its flag is presented on this webpage.
"Since Jan 2006 Stad has its own village flag. It consists of five equally high stripes of yellow and red. The design was based on the old coat of arms from 1817, which has the same stripes. This was probably derived from the family arms of the Van Wittenhorsts. For a long time the lords of the manor came from this family."
It was a separate municipality till 1963, when it was absorbed by Middelharnis.

Although "stad" = town, this village was probably never a town; in this case "stad" is better translated as "place" or "stead". The Haringvliet is one of the wide river-arms which form the Holland delta. The village has now c. 1400 inhabitants. It is on the former island of Overflakkee, which since the 18th century became one island with Goeree: Goeree-Overflakkee. In the last part of the last century the island became part of the "Delta-Plan", by which it became connected by road to the mainland of Holland, Brabant and Zeeland. It is c. 55 km southwest of Rotterdam. Stad aan 't Haringvliet was a separate municipality till 1966, when it became part of Middelharnis.
Jarig Bakker, 2 Mar 2006


Stad aan 't Haringvliet Coat of Arms

[Stad aan 't Haringvliet Coat of Arms] image by Jarig Bakker, 2 Mar 2006
granted 24 Dec 1817

 
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