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Groningen [municipality] Provincial Capital] (The Netherlands)

Provincial capital, Groningen province

Last modified: 2011-08-20 by andrew weeks
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[Municipality flag of Groningen] Shipmate Flagchart :
never officially adopted

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Groningen municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 177.298; area: 82,52 km². Settlements: Groningen (seat), Dorkwerd (part), Engelbert, Hoogkerk, Leegkerk, Middelbert, Noorddijk, Noorderhoogebrug, Oosterhogebrug, Roodehaan, Ruischerbrug, Vierverlaten
Since 1625 a triband white-green-white has been in use, but has never been adopted officially. This flag is based on the old arms, which later became an escutcheon on a gold shield with a black eagle (first single-, later double-headed). (See quarter I and IV of the provincial flag based on the arms). Groningen was a member of the Hanseatic league since 1284.
Mark Sensen, 12 January 1998

Groningen Coat of Arms

[Groningen Coat of Arms] image from Ralf Hartemink's site.

Granted 10 Nov 1818

Groningen citybanner

Groningen: expensive banner of three stripes white-green-white, with over all a black two-headed eagle, and a fringe around it. Offered to the municipality by a private person, whose firm celebrated a jubilee.
Producer: Dokkumer Vlaggen Centrale.
Source: Vexilla Nostra nr. 6 (1968).
Jarig Bakker, 8 Sep 2003

De Eendracht Zeemanscollege, Groningen

[flag of De Eendracht] by Jaume Ollé, 29 Apr 2003, after Steenbergen: Vlaggen van alle Natiën, 1862

(See Zeemanscolleges)
Collegie "De Eendracht" (College "The Concord"), established 1830 in Groningen (city). Later Collegie "De Groninger Eendracht" (College "The Groningen Concord"). Leen Smit pictures number 23. This college existed at least until 1982.
Flag: White, centered the letters "GR." and the number, most likely in black.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 6 Dec 2001

Groningen Seaports

Groningen Seaports, a port authority in N.E. Netherlands, present themselves:

“Groningen Seaports is the port authority of two seaports, the ports of Delfzijl and Eemshaven. Next to that Groningen Seaports manages two inner harbours, Farmsumerhaven and Oosterhornhaven. Groningen Seaports provides full port services ranging from logistic services to the provision of high quality industrial and business sites in both port areas.”

Click the various ports sections at end of page to get details; at the very end another partner, Groningen Railport (terminal), is mentioned. Whereas Delfzijl was already mentioned in the 16th century, Eemshaven was inaugurated in 1973.

Although various business parks and the like have logos of their own – which might grace a flag – this message only concerns Groningen Seaports proper, the logo of which appears at head of page: blue in colour, it consists of lower case initials “s” and “p” placed in italic conjunction.

See also this page this page by Novagraaf, an intellectual property firm, where we learn that the it also evokes waves, and a harbour.

from this page

from this page

Hoogkerk former municipality

[Hoogkerk flag] Shipmate Flagchart :

adopted 28 Nov 1961