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Anna Paulowna (The Netherlands)

Noord-Holland province

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Anna Paulowna municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
never officially adopted

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Anna Paulowna municipality

14.000 inhabitants, 8000 hectares, with the villages of Anna Paulowna, Breezand, Wieringerwaard, Nieuwesluis and Van Ewijcksluis. This municipality is in northern Noordholland, between Den Helder and Wieringen and consists of a polder created in 1845-46, named after the daughter of Czar Paul I of Russia, Anna Paulowna (1795-1865), married to King Willem II of the Netherlands. It became an independent municipality in 1870. The first settlers came from Gelderland; in 1912 it appeared that the soil was good for growing bulbs, after which people from the Westland (Zuidholland) settled here. Bee-keepers and potato-growers joined the fun. In 1990 part of the former municipality of Barsingerhorn was added to Anna Paulowna. Wieringerwaard was an independent municipality till 1970, when in merged with Barsingerhorn.
Flagdescription: three equally high stripes of red, yellow and blue with a canton charged with the municipal arms.
Never officially adopted; design: unknown.
Jarig Bakker, 21 June 2001

Anna Paulowna Coat of Arms

[Anna Paulowna Coat of Arms] image from the Anna Paulowna municipal website.
Granted 24 May 1872

The eagle reminds of Grandduchess Anna Paulowna, daughter of Czar Paul I of Russia; she married King Willem II, and this municipality was named after her. The green central part suggests land gained from the sea by "inpodering"; the water is symbolized by the wavy base, while the chief represents the starry sky.