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Noordwijk (The Netherlands)

Zuid-Holland province

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Noordwijk municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 17 Apr 1962. See also:

Noordwijk municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 24.658; area: 51,86 km². Settlements: Noordwijk aan Zee, Noordwijk-Binnen.
Noordwijk dates from c. 2000 BC. Its written history began in the 9th century AD, with the martyrdom of priest Jeroen in 857 and the battle of Noordwijk in 876. It is now a popular seaside resort.
The flag of Noordwijk is a banner of arms, and was adopted on 17 Apr 1962.

Noordwijk Coat of Arms

[Noordwijk Coat of Arms] image from the Noordwijk municipal site.

Granted 24 Jul 1816. Description: argent a lion rampant noir. It dates probably from the 13th century. The Count of Holland granted the right to sign with these arms to the lord of the manor (ambachtsheer) of Northge or Northeke (Noordwijk). The Coat of Arms was granted to the manor (ambacht) of Noordwijk.