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Akersloot (The Netherlands)

Noord-Holland province

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Akersloot municipality Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net

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Akersloot former municipality

Castricum, Akersloot and Limmen will be merging on the 1st January 2002.
Franc van Diest, 19 June 2001

4991 inhabitants, 2529 hectares, c. 10 km south of Alkmaar. "Aker" = acorn, hence the canting flag, and "sloot" = ditch; this municipality has always been in a wet environment, and still is, its heart being the Alkmaardermeer (lake). It was partly destroyed by Spanish soldiers in October 1573.
The flag was adopted 2 Feb 1960, a Banner of Arms. The Coat of Arms  was already used for "wimpelen" (banners) in 1658.
Jarig Bakker, 19 June 2001


Akersloot Coat of Arms

Akersloot Coat of ArmsInternational Civic Arms : http://www.ngw.nl/