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Lopik (The Netherlands)

Utrecht province

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Lopik municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 28 Nov 1995.

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Lopik municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 13.742; area: 79,40 km². Settlements: Lopik (seat), Benschop, Cabauw, Jaarsveld, Lopikerkapel, Polsbroek, Polsbroekerdam, Uitweg, Willige Langerak.
On 1 Jan 1989 the former municipalities of Benschop, Lopik, and Polsbroek merged to form the new municipality of Lopik.

Lopik old flag

[Lopik old flag] Shipmate Flagchart :

adopted 7 Dec 1954

Lopik CoA

[Lopik CoA] image from the Lopik municipal website.

Granted 25 Jun 1990.

Polsbroek former municipality

[Polsbroek flag]

Polsbroek is a former municipality in Utrecht province, since 1 Jan 1989 part of Lopik municipality. It had just over 1.000 inhabitants, living just north of Schoonhoven (Zuid-Holland).
In the 19th century there were two municipalities - Noord-Polsbroek and Zuid-Polsbroek. The CoA of Noord-Polsbroek consisted of a golden field with a chequy diagonal with two tieres of gules and argent. - that CoA is of the IJsselsteinse branch of the van Amstel family.
The CoA of Zuid-Polsbroek: gules with three cushions argent, placed one and two, with in chief the letter P argent.
Source: van der Aa's Aardrijkskundig Woordenboek der Nederlanden, 1847.
Flag: yellow, with a diagonal chequy bar of red and white.
This flag is complete analogue to the municipal arms. adoption date unknown.
Source: Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek, 1962 [sie62].
Jarig Bakker, 8 Jul 2003