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Katwijk (The Netherlands)

Zuid-Holland province

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Katwijk municipality image by Shipmate Flagchart :  http://www.flagchart.net
adopted 24 Sep 1970. Other Katwijk pages: See also:

Katwijk municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 41.539; area: 18,73 km². Settlements: Katwijk a/d Rijn, Katwijk aan Zee.
Katwijk is a seaside-resort on the Northsea-coast in Zuid-Holland, and since ancient times a fishing village with over 40.000 inhabitants.
Its present flag and Coat of Arms are blue saltires on white.
On 1 January 2006 Katwijk, Valkenburg en Rijnsburg merged to form the new municipality of Katwijk.
Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek (1962) [sie62] has:
Flagdescription: Two equally wide horizontal stripes of blue and white, with in the center the municipal arms.
This flag was adopted c. 1956; before that there was a flag in use consisting of two stripes blue over white - which had so many parallels in the Netherlands.
Jarig Bakker, 2 Jul 2003

Katwijk new flag

Katwijk new flag image by Ivan Sache, 20 Nov 2009
proposal

On 16 November 2009, the "Leidsch Dagblad" reported the selection of a new flag for Katwijk, required by the incorporation of the former municipalities of Rijnsburg and Valkenburg into Katwijk on 1 January 2006. The flag is described as "the cross flanked by the colours of Rijnsburg (red) and Valkenburg (yellow).
The "cross" is a blue saltire on a white field, the former flag of Katwijk. The Higher Council of Nobility recommended that the new flag conveys a "feeling of identification", accordingly a blue saltire. The flag still needs to be formally adopted by the Municipal Council of Katwijk.
Source:  http://www.leidschdagblad.nl/nieuws/regionaal/duinenbollen/article5446009.ece/Katwijk-kiest-gemeentevlag.
Ivan Sache, 17 Nov 2009

On 18 November, "Westonline" presented an image of the flag selected by the municipal administration among more than ten proposals. The flag is quartered white-red-white-yellow by a thick blue saltire. The Municipal Council shall adopt or reject the proposal next December.
Ivan Sache, 20 Nov 2009


Katwijk new Coat of Arms

[Katwijk new Coat of Arms] image from the Katwijk municipal website.
Granted 22 Sep 2008

Argent a saltire azure, an inescutcheon or a double castletower gules.
The arms is based on the old Katwijk arms (see below), embracing the Rijnsburg arms. The yellow color refers to Valkenburg.


Katwijk flag before 1956

[Katwijk flag before 1956] image by Jarig Bakker, 2 Jul 2003

Katwijk 1956 flag

[Katwijk 1956 flag] image by Jarig Bakker, 2 Jul 2003

Katwijk Coat of Arms

[Katwijk Coat of Arms] image from the Katwijk municipal website.
Granted 24 Dec 1817

Argent a saltire azure.
Saint Andrew was the patron saint of mariners, since ancient times the main occupation of Katwijkers.