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Schoonhoven (The Netherlands)
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adopted 16 Jul 1962
Population (1 Jan 2003): 12.254; area: 6,96 km². Settlements: Schoonhoven
On 16 Jul 1962 the present flag was adopted by municipal resolution.
Description: white with four lions of black and red.
Already in 1425 a flag like this may have been won from the Rotterdammers
during a siege (albeit with a yellow field). It was hoisted in the Grote
Kerk, but was lost in a fire in 1518. On a historical painting of 1577
the flag reappeared as the Schoonhoven flag.
Source: Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek, 1962 [sie62]
image from the Schoonhoven municipal
Granted 25 Mar 1933. These arms were based on the flag won in 1425 (see