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Nieuwegein (The Netherlands)

Utrecht province

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Nieuwegein municipality Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net
adopted 24 Jun 1976.

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Nieuwegein municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 62.151; area: 25,65 km². Settlements: Nieuwegein (seat).
Nieuwegein was formed on 1 Jul 1971 by the merger of the former municipalities of Jutphaas and Vreeswijk. It has grown rapidly in a rather big city, actually a southern suburb of the city of Utrecht.

Nieuwegein city flag

The new city flag of Nieuwegein will appear for the first time on Koninginnedag (Queen's Birthday, 30 Apr 2003). The Mayor, C. de Vos, will hoist that day one of the new city flags at the start of the festivities. Platform Vreeswijk and Scouting Vreeswijk will hoist the second flag.
On the flag the arms of Nieuwegein have been simplified. The Coat of Arms shows a silver castle with three towers on a red field, and below that eight wavy bars of silver and azure. On top of the shield is a golden crown. After consultation of the High Council of Nobility the castle has been simplified to one white castle on a red field. The wavy bars are white and blue. Proportions: 2:3.
It is for the first time that Nieuwegein gets a city flag based on the municipal arms. The introduction of a new house-style seemed the appropriate moment to have a real city flag produced for special occasions and city-promotion.
Source: Article from the Utrechts Nieuwsblad of 27 Apr 2002.
Mark Sensen, 11 Jan 2003

Nieuwegein Coat of Arms

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

Granted 4 Mar 1972. The Coat of Arms shows a silver castle with three towers on a red field, and below that eight wavy bars of silver and azure. On top of the shield is a golden crown.
Mark Sensen, 11 Jan 2003


Jutphaas former municipality

[Jutphaas flag) by Jarig Bakker, 2 Jul 2003

Flagdescription: Two equally wide horizontal bars of red and blue,
This flag was not official and was seldom used. The colors are the so-called Jutphaasse kleuren, derived from the municipal arms.
The municipal council uses its own flag: a white field on which the municipal arms have been embroidered.
Source: Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek, 1962 [sie62].
Jarig Bakker, 2 Jul 2003


Vreeswijk former municipality

[Vreeswijk flag) by Jarig Bakker, 2 Jul 2003
adopted 14 Apr 1959

Flagdescription: Seven horizontal stripes of blue and yellow, of which the heights relate to each other as 7:4.
This flag was adopted by municipal resolution on 14 Apr 1959. The image is about the same as that of the Coat of Arms (where all stripes are equal).
Source: Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek, 1962 [sie62].
Jarig Bakker, 2 Jul 2003

The flag of Vreeswijk is still used - I just saw it on a ship nearby!
Hans van Heijningen, 8 Nov 2004