This page is part of © FOTW Flags Of The World website

Loppersum (The Netherlands)

Groningen province

Last modified: 2003-07-18 by jarig bakker
Keywords: loppersum |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors

Loppersum municipality Shipmate Flagchart :

See also:

Loppersum municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 11.044; area: 111,93 km². Settlements: Loppersum (seat), Eekwerd, Eekwerderdraai, Eenum, Fraamklap, Garrelsweer, Garsthuizen, Hoeksmeer, Honderd, Huizinge, Kolhol, Leermens, Lutjerijp, Lutjewijtwerd, Merum, Middelstum, Oosterwijtwerd, Startenhuizen (ged), Stedum, Stork, Toornwerd, Westeremden, Westerwijtwerd, Wirdum, Wirdumerdraai, 't Zandt, Zeerijp, Zijldijk
Loppersum is in east Groningen, just west of Appingedam, an agricultural municipality. The church of Loppersum is the largest village church in the province. In 1990 the municipalities of Stedum, Middelstum and 't Zand were added to Loppersum.
The key and the sword are the symbols of St. Peter and St. Paul, to whom the Loppersum church was devoted. The flag is derived from the old CoA of the municipality.
Jarig Bakker, 11 November 1999

Stedum village and former municipality

[Stedum village flag] by Jarig Bakker, 7 Jun 2003

Stedum is a village and former municipality in Loppersum municipality in Groningen province. Its flag is described in Derkwillem Visser's "Gemeentevlaggen en wapens Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, 2001":
"5 equally wide horizontal stripes of red, white, green, white, and blue, with in the canton the municipal arms. The knight has both feet on the green stripe.
Adoption date: unknown."
The double eagle is the emblem of the Nittersum family. The knight could be Eppo van Nittersum, but it is more probable, that it refers to the Bible, 1 Thessalonicenses 5:8 "but let us, who ought to be sober by daylight, be armed with the armour of belief and love and with the helmet of hope and salvation". That would be the arms of Johan Clant, lord of Stedum, who was the first to use it.
Jarig Bakker, 7 Jun 2003

't Zandt village and former municipality

['t Zandt village flag] by Jarig Bakker, 7 Jun 2003

This is a former municipality and village in Loppersum municipality in Groningen province. At this webpage is the

The blue color has been chosen arbitrarily.
In the CoA of the former municipality 't Zandt 5 6-pointed stars symbolized the villages belonging to it. A yellow 5-pointed star symbolizes now the village 't Zandt.
The green clover-leaf was also used in the old arms and symbolizes agriculture.
The 4-leaved clover (klavertjevier) also symbolizes luck.
The brown walking-stick symbolizes the nickname the Zandsters received in olden days.
When the inhabitants of 't Zandt via Spijkster Oudendijk walked into the direction of the muddy flats they used walking-sticks for support.
In Godlinze one could see those people and it was said then:
"There they go, the Zandster hand-sticks".
('t Zandt had two nicknames: handstokken, and moordenaars (unfortunately it's unknown who was murdered by whom).
Jarig Bakker, 7 Jun 2003

Zijldijk village

[Zijldijk village flag] Shipmate Flagchart :

This village is in the former municipality 't Zand, now Loppersum, high up north in the province of Groningen, and the flag is at <>
I don't know if the flag has been okayed by the municipality, but I must admire its quite unheraldic qualities.
Info from the site: The village flag was presented on 26 Oct 1990. It was designed by Mrs. Vels of Oosternieland.
Description: Blue is the color of the sea; yellow of the coleseed fields; the doors stand for the locks (Zijl = locks, which were formerly on the place of the Oosternijzielster viaduct). The "Z" on the flag is self-explanatory.
Jarig Bakker, 8 October 2000