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image by Jarig Bakker, 18 Apr 2008
Adopted 20 Nov 2007; design: Hans van Heijningen
Flagdescription: Hoistdiagonnaly divided of 5 equally wide stripes of
blue and yellow; the central stripes charged with three standing birds,
equally divided over the length of the stripe.
Adopted 20 November 2007; design: Hans van Heijningen.
The arms were granted 26 June 1816. Blazoning: azure a withered tree, in which 3 birds, standing on a terrace, all or.
The colors of flag and arms are after the National arms. It is not known
what the original colors were.
Klaes Sierksma supposed that the three birds referred to three villages in the municipality: Sijbekarspel, Benningbroek and Wijzend, but the last village always belonged to the municipality of Nibbixwoud. Anyway all three birds were adopted for the new villageflag.
However the withered tree was too complicated for the flag, so it was formed into two diagonal stripes; the direction reminds of the Frisian origin of this region (West-Friesland).
This flag is now an abstraction of the former municipal arms.
Jarig Bakker, 18 Apr 2008