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Middelburg (The Netherlands)

Capital of Zeeland Province

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Middelburg municipality Shipmate Flagchart :

See also:

Municipal flag

Middelburg is the result of a merger of the former municipalities of Arnemuiden and Middelburg (01-01-1997).


Middelburg Coat of Arms

Middelburg Coat of Arms

International Civic Arms :

Middelburg historical flags

Old Middelburg Shipmate Flagchart :

Three horizontal stripes, yellow over white over red.
(Source: Dutch atlas made by Delisle in 1739)

James Dignan, 14 November 1996

1667 flags

A small white castle tower on red.
(Source: Dutch atlas made by Delisle in 1739)
James Dignan, 14 November 1996

According to shipmate to following two flags were in use around 1667

historical Middelburg Shipmate Flagchart :

Old Middelburg Shipmate Flagchart :

Arnemuiden [former municipality]

former Arnemuiden Shipmate Flagchart :

Arnemuiden Coat of Arms

See International Civic Arms :

Nieuw- en Sint Joosland Coat of Arms

See International Civic Arms :

Sint Laurens Coat of Arms

See International Civic Arms :

Watersportvereniging ARNE Middelburg

[ARNE YC burgee] Shipmate Flagchart :

The burgee of Watersportvereniging (Association for Watersport) ARNE Middelburg was founded on 28 October 1961.
Middelburg is the capital city of the province of Zeeland.
Its burgee is white with two red and blue triangles placed vertically along the hoist and the letter A in black in the white field.
Source: Yacht club website.
Ivan Sache, 11 Jul 2002

The name "Arne" is from a former river, Arne, after which Arnemuiden (=Arne-mouth) was named, and which flowed through Middelburg. Middelburg used to be a member of the Hansa, and flourished as a port, with trade into the Levant, until the French occupation ended all sailing activity. Its position as capital of Zeeland and the recent arrival of thousands of (German) tourists, along with its still preserved old town characteristics make it an attractive holiday resort, with even a yachtclub in the middle of nowhere.
Jarig Bakker, 11 Jul 2002