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Goes (The Netherlands)

Zeeland province

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Goes municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
never officially adopted

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Goes municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 36.285; area: 102,13 km². Settlements: Goes (seat), 's-Heer Arendskerke, 's-Heer Hendrikskinderen, Kattendijke, Kloetinge, Oud-Sabbinge, Wilhelminadorp, Wolphaartsdijk. On 1 Jan 1970 the municipalities of Goes, ’s-Heer Arendskerke, Kattendijke, Kloetinge en Wolphaartsdijk merged to form the new municipality of Goes.

Despite the fact that Goes is the Hanzestad it was never a member of the Hanseatic League. The popular etymology of the name Goes is that it stands for a "goes" = goose. The Zeeuwen (inhabitants of Zeeland) tend to pronounce the *g* as an *h*, hence "Ganzenstad" becomes "Hanzestad".
The flag of Goes city, now of Goes municipality, consists of thirteen equally wide horizontal stripes of red and white. The first known image is in the "Chronyk van Mattheus Smallegange", according to Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek (1962). [sie62]
Jarig Bakker, 15 Jun 2003

Goes Coat of Arms

[Goes Coat of Arms] image from Ralf Hartemink's site.

Granted 21 Jul 1970

Kloetinge former municipal flag

Kloetinge former municipality Shipmate Flagchart :

The former municipality of Kloetinge had a flag: square, yellow with three blue fleurs-de-lis, placed 2 and 1.
That flag was adopted on 13 June 1962, and is a Banner of Arms.
Source: Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek (1962). [sie62]
Jarig Bakker, 15 Jun 2003

's Heer Arendskerke former municipal flag

['s Heer Arendskerke flag] Shipmate Flagchart :

's Heer Arendskerke had a flag, two equally wide horizontal stripes yellow and red. This flag was unofficial. The colors have been chosen arbitrarily, without any connection to the municipal arms.
Source: Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek (1962). [sie62]
Jarig Bakker, 15 Jun 2003

Wolphaartsdijk village flag

[Wolphaartsdijk village flag] image from this webpage.

Wolphaartsdijk had a flag: seven wavy stripes proportioned approximately 9:1:1:1:1:1:1, yellow, green, white, green, white, green, white, with in the center of the yellow stripe a red griffin emerging from the dividing line with the green stripe.
Adoption date unknown.
Source: Gemeentevlaggen en wapens Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, 2001, by Derkwillem Visser.

There is B/W image on this webpage, and a flag on this webpage. Description: four equally wide horizontal stripes red - yellow - blue - white, with in the canton the former municipal flag. The flag is bordered by a stripe with blocks yellow - red - white - blue, except the hoist. proportions 9:11. I assume that this is the present village flag.
Jarig Bakker, 15 Jun 2003