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Andijk (The Netherlands)

Noord-Holland province

Last modified: 2014-06-28 by andrew weeks
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Andijk municipality Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net

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Municipal flag

Andijk in Noord-Holland has 6.417 inhabitants on 47,70 km². It is a municipality in the northeastern part of the province, Westfriesland. It was originally a fishing village, abbreviation AD used on the vessels. In 1811 it became an independent municipality, which received its Coat of Arms in 1816: a dikewatch on horse, carrying a flag with a blue field on which the letters AD (see http://www.ngw.nl/a/andyk.htm . This was after the flooding catastrophe of 1916, when Andijk escaped the main misery, probably because of the watchfullness of the Andoiker Hans Brinkers.
It gained national importance in 1926/27 when a pilot polder was created in Andijk, as a preparation of the Zuiderzee-polders project. Since that time it became an agricultural region.
Flag adopted by municipal resolution on 5 April 1976.
Jarig Bakker, 20 June 2001

Historical flag (unofficial)

Andijk historical by Jarig Bakker, 20 June 2001

I've made a gif of the old village flag (or dikewatch-flag) based on Ralf Hartemink's Coat of Arms, a flag used unofficially before the adoption of the present one.
Jarig Bakker, 20 June 2001

Andijk Coat of Arms

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

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