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Urk (The Netherlands)
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by Jarig Bakker, 21 Sep 2004
Population (1 Jan 2004): 17.038; area: 109,91 km²; settlements: Urk
Urk used to be an island in the Zuiderzee, administratively resorting
under Amsterdam. Now part of Flevoland and still famous for its fishery
and of course the 'Rock of Urk'. It lies in the southwest Noordoostpolder.
Flag: vijf stripes proportioned 1:1:8:1:1 - red - white - blue - white
- red; at 1/3 flaglength a white haddock.
Adopted 9 Apr 1965; design: Stichting Banistiek en Heraldiek.
The white fish on blue is from the arms of Urk. The flag is connected
to a very old Dutch shipping tradition: local flags added the Dutch flag-colors
to top and bottom.
Source: Vexilla Nostra 130-14
Jarig Bakker, 21 Sep 2004