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Albrandswaard (The Netherlands)

Zuid-Holland province

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Albrandswaard municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 28 Oct 1985 See also:

Albrandswaard municipality

Albrandswaard is the result of a merger of the two former municipalities on 1 Jan 1985 of Rhoon and Poortugaal.
The flag consists of three little shield with five little stars, derived from Poortugaal, in analogy to Portugal, and the flames of Rhoon.
Albrandswaard was the name of a large area between Poortugaal and Rhoon, officially named: “Hoge Heerlijkheid Albrandswaard” (High Lordship Albrandswaard). The name was already mentioned in 1201 in a charter by Count Dirk VII of Holland, in which a grant was documented by Wouter van Egmond, founding father of the family of the counts of Egmond, and Anthonius van Gelmen of "the land Albrandswaard" to the church of Saint Mary in Ter Doest in West-Flanders. Later Albrandswaard got the status of "gemeente" (municipality). The polder of Albrandswaard then incorporated the polder "De Kijvelanden", and the municipality was renamed “Albrandswaard en Kijvelanden”.  This municipality was abolished in 1841 and added to Poortugaal, was was renamed "Poortugaal en Albrandswaard". Later Albrandswaard was dropped. The High Lordship Albrandswaard existed until 1859. The present coat of arms is derived from the arms of the former municipalities of Rhoon and Poortugaal.
Source: DerkWillem Visser's "Gemeentevlaggen en wapens Koninkrijk der Nederlanden", 2001.
Franc van Diest, 16 Aug 2001

Albrandswaard Coat of Arms

Aalbrandswaard Coat of ArmsInternational Civic Arms :
Granted 6 Nov 1985

Poortugaal [former municipality]

Poortugaal former municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 3 May 1965

The arms of Poortugaal is a deliberate attempt to imitate the arms of the country of Portugal - however the name of Poortugaal originated from Latin "Portus Gallicus" = Gallic port.

Poortugaal Coat of Arms

Poortugaal Coat of Arms image from Ralf Hartemink's site.
Granted 24 Jul 1916

Rhoon [former municipality]

Rhoon former municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adoption date unknown

Source: DerkWillem Visser's "Gemeentevlaggen en wapens Koninkrijk der Nederlanden", 2001.

Rhoon Coat of Arms

Rhoon Coat of ArmsInternational Civic Arms :
Granted 24 Jul 1816 - this is the Coat of Arms of the Lords of Duiveland.