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Ridderkerk (The Netherlands)

Zuid-Holland province

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Ridderkerk municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 1 Feb 1957 See also:

Ridderkerk municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 45.877; area: 25,32 km². Settlements: Ridderkerk (seat), Bolnes, Oostendam, Rijsoord, Slikkerveer.
Ridderkerk was in olden times a lordship (heerlijkheid). The name is derived from the church, which was the most important one in the Riederwaard, the Riederkerk. Patron saint of this church was Saint George (Sint Joris). His image was taken as Coat of Arms of the lordship, later of the municipality.
Source: the Ridderkerk municipal website.

Ridderkerk Coat of Arms

[Ridderkerk Coat of Arms] from the Ridderkerk municipal website.

Granted 24 Jul 1816; the knight ("ridder") is Saint George (Sint Joris).