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Zoetermeer (The Netherlands)

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Zoetermeer municipality  Shipmate Flagchart :
Adopted 16 Apr 1991; design: C. Koppenol. See also:

Zoetermeer municipality

Population (1 Jan 2003): 112.593; area: 37,05 km². Settlements: Zoetermeer (seat)
Inhabitants mostly civil servants.
Flag: blue with in the canton the municipal arms fimbriated white; at the hoist the municipal logo.
Adopted 16 Apr 1991 by municipal resolution. Design: C. Koppenol.

Zoetermeer 1965-1991 flag

[Zoetermeer old flag] by Jarig Bakker, 12 Nov 2003

From 1965-1991 Zoetermeer had a flag: : cobaltblue with three gold/yellow straight standing "meerbloemen" (lake-flowers) - not found in my dictionaries, but apparently connected to the famous Frisian "pompebledden". The blue was supposed to stand for "sweatwater lake" and some nitwits compared the meerbloemen to "muurbloemen" (wall-flowers, girls waiting in vain for a dance...)
Source: Derkwillem Visser's "Gemeentewapens en vlaggen Koninkrijk der Nederlanden", 2001.
Jarig Bakker, 12 Nov 2003

Perhaps the "meerbloemen" are waterlilies.
John Ayer in Connecticut, 12 Nov 2003