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Berkel en Rodenrijs (The Netherlands)

former municipality, now Lansingerland, Zuid-Holland province

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Berkel en Rodenrijs municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 17.307; area: 18,90 km². Settlements: Berkel (seat) and Rodenrijs.
Flag adopted by municipal resolution on 29 Sep 1961.
Description of the flag: Two equally wide horizontal stripes of bluie and white, with in the canton a yellow square with a red eight-pointed star.
For centuries a horizontal blue over white flag had been used; it was felt that this was too common in the Netherlands. By adding a characteristic element from the Coat of Arms - the red 8-pointed star, reminding of the merger in 1855 of the municipality of De Tempel with Berkel en Rodenrijs - a clearly distinguishable flag was created.
Source: Sierksma - Nederlands Vlaggenboek, 1962 [sie62]
Since 1 Jan 2007 part of Lansingerland.
Jarig Bakker, 23 May 2003

Berkel en Rodenrijs old flag

[Berkel en Rodenrijs old flag] image by Jarig Bakker, 23 May 2003

Berkel en Rodenrijs Coat of Arms

[Berkel en Rodenrijs Coat of Arms] image from the Berkel en Rodenrijs municipal website.
Granted 1 Feb 1960.