Flags of provinces of the Netherlands

provinces of the Netherlands

This list contains all twelve official flags of provinces of the Netherlands, including the pennons.

Province Coat of arms Flag Pennon Description Adoption
White and red are the colors of a former leader, the Bishop of Utrecht. The black castle and red stars are a memory of Coevorden standing up against the Bisshop. See Flag of Drenthe. February 19, 1947
Blue is the symbol of IJsselmeer, from which the land of this province was taken. Green is standing for vegetation, yellow for the cornfields. The lily refers to Cornelis Lely, who designed the plans for the new land taken from IJsselmeer. See Flag of Flevoland February 19, 1989
The flag is based on the kings of Frysia in 15th century. The colors are the same as of the national flag of The Netherlands. . The stripes and leaves of the yellow water-lily, represent the 7 districts of Friesland. See Flag of Friesland February 11, 1958
The colors are taken from the coat of arms, in which the lions from former ducheses are combined. See Flag of Gelderland April 15, 1953
The flag combines the colors of the city of Groningen with red and blue of the area around this town . See Flag of Groningen February 17, 1950
See Flag of Limburg June 28, 1953
North Brabant
The North Brabantian flag dates from the Middle Ages and has the highest seniority among all Dutch province flags. The colors gules and argent have been used in Brabant standards, flags and pennants since the proclamation of the County of Louvain (942 CE) during the Lotharingian period. Later, the Duchy of Brabant continued using these colors. During the Middle Ages and the centuries after, the red and white would often be used. At the end of the 18th century, the flag fell into disuse. Since 1959, the red and white checkered flag has become the official flag of the province of North Brabant. See Flag of North Brabant January 21st, 1959
North Holland
The colors of the flag are similar to the colors of the coat of arms, which is a combination of the coat of arms from Holland and Westfriesland . see Flag of North Holland October 22, 1958
The yellow and red stripes are a reference to the former association of this province with Holland. The blue source in the middle stands for the river IJssel, which gave the province its name. See Flag of Overijssel August 20, 1948
South Holland
The flag is a banner of the coat of arms of Holland. See Flag of South Holland October 15, 1985
From 1528, the bishop of Utrecht used a red flag with a white cross. This flag is still seen in the upper canton. See Flag of Utrecht 1952
In the middle of the flag, the coat of arms of the province is seen. The blue waves stand for the sea, and efforts to subdue its strength. The lion is a symbol for the winner of this battle between man and sea. See Flag of Zeeland January 14, 1949

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