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Hontenisse (The Netherlands)

Hulst municipality, Zeeland province

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Hontenisse municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 6 Oct 1971; design: Stichting Banistiek & Heraldiek

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Hontenisse former municipality

Hontenisse became 1 Jan 2003 part of Hulst municipality. Its seat was Kloosterzande.
In 1970 the former municipalities of Hontenisse and Vogelwaarde merged to form the new Hontenisse municipality.

Hontenisse Coat of Arms

[Hontenisse Coat of Arms] image from the Hulst municipal website.

Granted 20 Sep 1970.

Hontenisse flagproposal (c.1970)

[Hontenisse flagproposal (c.1970)] by Jarig Bakker, 23 Oct 2004
proposal by Ir. A.J. Beenhakker (c.1970)

Hontenisse flagproposal: a green fruit-bearing orangetree in a white hoist-triangle reaching the fly on a blue field.
The orangetree is derived from the municipal arms and points at the possessions of the House of Orange in this region.
The white triangle symbolizes the sharp angle ("nisse") formed by the Honte river (=Westerschelde) at that place.
The (orange)-tree symbolizes the House of Orange; the Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) represents the monastery at Kloosterzande, the seat of Hontenisse.
The dog is an attempt to make the arms canting: "hond" = dog.
Although this area was already inhabited in the 12th century it was continually devastated by inundations and French armies. The final blow came in 2003, when Hontenisse completely disappeared from the map by the merger with Hulst.
Note: the oranges on Coat of Arms and flagproposal are red (as well as on the new Coat of Arms).
Source: Anton Jansen's "Vlaggen"-magazine, #71, 1991, with proposals for Zeeuws-Vlaanderen municipal flags by Ir. A.J. Beenhakker, courtesy of Mr. Hans van Heijningen.
Jarig Bakker, 23 Oct 2004

Hontenisse old Coat of Arms

[Hontenisse old Coat of Arms] by Jarig Bakker, 23 Oct 2004, after image in the Koffie Hag album.
Granted 31 Jul 1817

Description: per pale: I azure a turned Agnus Dei argent on a terrace vert; 2 argent a turned dog (?) or, rampant against a tree vert with apples gules; the tree standing in a tub vert with three bands noir, all on a terrace vert.