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Hillegom (The Netherlands)

Zuid-Holland province

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Hillegom municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 9 Feb 1951 See also:

Hillegom municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 20.670; area: 13,48 km². Settlements: Hillegom (seat).
Hillegom is a municipality in Zuid-Holland province, famous for its flowerbulbs.
Flag: three horizontal stripes of yellow, green and red.
Adopted 9 Feb 1951 by municipal resolution.
-- Jarig Bakker, 26 May 2005

Hillegom old flag

[Hillegom old flag] by Jarig Bakker, 26 May 2005
in use c. 1939

According to "Wie, Wat, Waar? 1940", an annual published by the Rotterdamsch Nieuwsblad in Nov. 1939, the flag of Hillegom was:
three horizontal stripes red - yellow - green, with in the center of yellow the municipal arms, with red and yellow reversed.
Jarig Bakker, 26 May 2005

Hillegom Coat of Arms

[Hillegom Coat of Arms] by Jarig Bakker, 26 May 2005
Granted 24 Jul 1816

Arms: or a fess vert with three fleurs-de-lis gules, placed 2,1.
This is the coat of arms of the van Hillegom family, which had a blue fess.