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Sint Jansteen (The Netherlands)

Hulst municipality, Zeeland province

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Sint Jansteen former municipality

Flagdescription: two equally wide horizontal stripes of white and black.
This flag was not official, but was frequently used. The colors are derived from (some of) the Coat of Arms.
Source: Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek (1962).
Sint Jansteen was a municipality with 4.000 inhabitants in Eastern Zeeuws-Vlaanderen, south of Hulst. Settlements: Sint Jansteen (seat), Absdale, Drie Hoefijzers, Heikant (part), Hoekje and Kapellebrug (part).
In 1170 Zeger, free lord of Gent, built a castle ("steen") with a chapel devoted to St. John the baptist, from which originated the name St. Jan ten Steene -> St. Jansteen. For centuries it belonged to the lords of Gent; in recent times (c.18th c.) it became the domain of the van Hogendorp family. It is close to the Belgian border.

Sint Jansteen Coat of Arms

[Sint Jansteen Coat of Arms] by Jarig Bakker, 29 Oct 2004, after image in from the Koffie Hag-Album.
Granted 31 Jul 1817.

Description: argent a building of natural colors and a base or charged with a chain and stone noir.
This is a representation of "de Steen", the house of the free lords of Sint-Jan-ten-Steene and Inghlosenberghe.

Sint Jansteen flagproposal (c. 1970)

[Sint Jansteen flagproposal (c. 1970)] by Jarig Bakker, 29 Oct 2004
proposal by Ir. A.J. Beenhakker (c.1970)

Flagproposal: add to the white field of the existing flag the castle from the municipal arms.
<I've used the castle from the Koffie Hag Album Coat of arms>
Source: Anton Jansen's "Vlaggen"-magazine, #71, 1991, with proposals for Zeeuws-Vlaanderen municipal flags by Ir. A.J. Beenhakker, courtesy of Mr. Hans van Heijningen.
Jarig Bakker, 29 Oct 2004