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Ameland (The Netherlands)

Fryslân province

Last modified: 2011-03-26 by andrew weeks
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[Municipality flag of Ameland] Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net

Other Ameland pages: See also:

Municipal flag

Four horizontal stripes, blue-yellow-blue-yellow. Each blue stripe has one white crescent in the centre, open side towards the fly. Each yellow stripe has 3 blue (??? [in Dutch called "verkorte rechter schuinbalken", MS]) in a line across the middle.
(Source: Dutch atlas made by Delisle in 1739)
James Dignan, 14 November 1996

After due consultation in A Glossary of Terms used in Heraldry by James Parker I have decided that perhaps the right word [for "verkorte rechter schuinbalken", MS] is baton.
Rich Hansen, 20 November 1996

What about billet oblique sinister?
Željko Heimer, 22 November 1996

This historical flag was confirmed for use by the municipality of Ameland on 27 June 1950.
(Source: Sierksma 1962[sie62])
Mark Sensen, 28 March 1998

Ameland/It Amelân is one of the Frisian Wadden islands and in summer a very popular holiday resort.
The flag consists of four equally wide horizontal bars of blue and yellow; on the middle of the blue bar a white inverted crescent; on the yellow bar three black shortened right bends alongside. This flag was adopted 27 June 1950, but in variable forms depicted from 1711-1870. The crescent is a reminder of the crusades and the bends stand for the three villages Nes, Hollum and Ballum. (source: Sierksma, Nederlands vlaggenboek, 1962, [sie62], a bit adapted). Municipal seat: Nes.
Jarig Bakker, 18 August 1999


Ameland Coat of Arms

Ameland Coat of ArmsInternational Civic Arms : http://www.ngw.nl/

The shield is: Divided per pale: I. In gold three black bends; II. In blue a silver crescent.
Franc van Diest, 1 Feb 2001


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