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Schiedam (The Netherlands)
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adopted 23 Mar 1962
Population (1 Jan 2003): 75.852; area: 19,89 km². Settlements: Schiedam
Schiedam was founded by Aleida van Henegouwen (Hainault) (1220-1284),
daughter of Count Floris IV, sister of Count Willem II, and guardian of
Count Floris V from 1258-1263. In 1275 she granted city-rights to Schiedam,
and founded a church and a guesthouse. Little did she know that Schiedam
would become the jenever-capital of the world!
The flag of Schiedam was adopted 23 Mar 1962 by municipal resolution.
Description: six equally wide horizontal stripes of yellow and black.
image from the Schiedam municipal site.
Granted 24 Jul 1816. The black lion on a golden field is derived from
the arms of Floris van Avesnes (son of Aleidis, the lady who founded Schiedam).