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Heinkenszand (The Netherlands)

Borsele municipality, Zeeland province

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[Heinkenszand flagproposal] by Jarig Bakker, 19 Oct 2004
proposal; design: Ir. A.J. Beenhakker, c.1970

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Heinkenszand former municipality

The status of this flag is uncertain. It was designed by Ir. A.J. Beenhakker, and published by Anton Jansen in "Vlaggen", #71, 1991 - courtesy of Mr. Hans van Heijningen.
Heinkenszand: flagdescription: Diagonally divided from bottom hoist to top fly of white and green, with on white a red cockerel.
Based on the oldest known village arms, as it appears f.i. in the "Kroniek van Smallegange" (1696): in gold a red cockerel on a green mountain. According to Ir. Beenhakker this Coat of Arms is more authentic than the one granted by the Hoge Raad van Adel  on 31 Jul 1817: a bird in natural colors.
Heinkenszand was a municipality in Zeeland province with 2.200 inhabitants, with the settlements Heinkenszand (seat), 't Oudeland, Ouwelandpolder and Rietschbosschen - and a handbow-shooting club. In 1970 the municipality of Heinkenszand merged with several others to form the new municipality of Borsele, on the former island of Zuid-Beveland.
<nl-ze!hz.gif> Heinkenszand municipal flagproposal (c. 1970)
<nl-ze)hz.gif> Heinkenszand Coat of Arms after image in the Koffie Hag Album
(the bird has been drawn as a blue heron)
Jarig Bakker, 19 Oct 2004

Heinkenszand Coat of Arms

[Heinkenszand Coat of Arms] by Jarig Bakker, 19 Oct 2004
Granted 31 Jul 1817