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Sneek, Fryslân province

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Sneek municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 13 September 1956

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Sneek municipality

Population (1 Jan 2003): 32.862; area: 34,03 km²; settlements: Sneek (seat), Loënga, Offingawier, Ysbrechtum.
Sneek/Snits is one of the eleven Frisian towns; it has remained a separate municipality and it is the main center of the Frisian lakes.
The flag was adopted 13 September 1956 and is derived from the municipal Coat of Arms.
Jarig Bakker, 4 September 1999

Vereniging van Sneeker Zakenlieden

Vereniging van Sneeker Zakenlieden Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 20 Oct 2011

The Vereniging van Sneeker Zakenlieden (Association of Sneek Businessmen) have had several flags over time, each in the city colours of yellow and black and charged in some way with the Sneeker Waterpoort (Water gate), which, as one of the last remnants of the city's defences, is Sneek's signature landmark. Most often, these flags have also spelt out their name in full. The current one, however, is derived more closely from the city flag of Sneek with just the Sneeker Waterpoort counter-changed.

The city centre containing quite a few shops leads to this flag flying there in such abundance that some tourists, and even some new citizens, believe it to be the flag of Sneek itself. This is a bit unfortunate, as the gate in the centre is too vulnerable to folding, so in flags hanging from flagstaffs it will often get reduced to a bundle of yellow and black lines. The design therefore doesn't work as well as the real, uncharged flag of Sneek. Still, the design is quite good, and is probably the best design the association has used so far.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 20 Oct 2011