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Schiedam (The Netherlands)

Zuid-Holland province

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Schiedam municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 23 Mar 1962 See also:

Schiedam municipality

Population (1 Jan 2003): 75.852; area: 19,89 km². Settlements: Schiedam (seat).
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.

Schiedam CoA

[Schiedam CoA] 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).