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Appingedam (The Netherlands)

Groningen province

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Appingedam municipality Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net

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Appingedam municipality

Appingedam has 12.500 inhabitants on 2436 hectares, and consists of Appingedam town (seat), Garreweer, Jukwerd, Laskwerd, Marsum, Oling, Opwierde, Solwerd and Tjamsweer. Appingedam is in northeast Groningen, just a few km. west of the gigantic project of Eemsmond. It is an old town, locally better known as 'Den Dam', on the 'Damsterdiep', an old canal between the Dollard bay and Groningen city. In olden times is was the capital of the region 'Fivelgo'.
The old flag (according to Sierksma, Nederlands vlaggenboek, 1962) was horizontal green - white, and unofficial.
The present flag was adopted 23 Jul 1964.
Jarig Bakker, 6 November 1999

Historical (unofficial) flag

old Appingedam Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net

Appingedam Coat of Arms

[Appingedam Coat of Arms] image from the Appingedam municipal website.

Arms granted 12 Jan 1960. Explanation: "Physiologus" tells about the pelican that she killed her chicks with one well-directed flap of her wings, when they became too unruly. After three days she pecked herself in her breast, and with the blood flowing from it she sprinkeled her chicks, who became alive again.
Jarig Bakker, 20 May 2003