|Flag of Zeeland|
|Adopted||January 14, 1949 |
|Designed by||T.A.J.W. Schorer |
|Proportions||3:5  or 2:3 |
The flag of Zeeland Province, the Netherlands, consists of seven wavy stripes: four blue ones and three white one, superimposed with the province coat of arms.
It is the only provincial flag in the Netherlands charged with a coat of arms.
The blue stripes stand for waves and symbolise the constant struggle with the water.
The flag was designed in 1948 and on January 14, 1949 and after a competition it was officially adopted by the States Deputed. The winning design was submitted by a member of the States T.A.J.W. Schorer. Orginally there were six wavy stripes: three blues ones, and three white ones, but later it was decided that having upper and lower stripes dark would provide better contrast against the sky.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Vlag on Wonen, Werken, Recreëren en Ondernemen in Zeeland
- ↑ Vlaggen - Provincie Vlaggen van Nederland - Provincie Zeeland on Wereldvlaggen.nl
- ↑ Vlag van Zeeland on Wikipedia, de vrije encyclopedie
|Subdivisions of the Kingdom of The Netherlands|
|Countries: Aruba ● Curaçao ● Netherlands ● Sint Maarten|
|Provinces of The Netherlands: Drenthe ● Flevoland ● Friesland ● Gelderland ● Groningen ● Limburg ● North Brabant ● North Holland ● Overijssel ● Utrecht ● Zeeland ● South Holland|
|Metropolitan areas: Almelo ● Almere ● Amsterdam ● Arnhem ● Barendrecht ● Dordrecht ● Eindhoven ● Gorinchem ● Leiden ● Lisse ● Maastricht ● Nieuwkoop ● Nijmegen ● Papendrecht ● Sliedrecht ● Strijen ● The Hague ● Utrecht ● Vlaardingen ● Zwijndrecht|
|Special municipalities: Bonaire ● Saba ● Sint Eustatius|
|Former countries: Netherlands Antilles (1986-2010) ● Suriname (1959-1975)|