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Voorburg (The Netherlands)

Zuid-Holland province

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Voorburg municipality image by Jarig Bakker, 3 Nov 2003
adopted 20 Dec 1961 See also:

Voorburg former municipality

Voorburg is a suburb of Den Haag, but was an independent municipality till 1 Jan 2002, when it merged with Leidschendam, to form the new municipality of Leidschendam-Voorburg.
Flag: white, in the center a red opened burgh.
This flag was adopted 20 Dec 1961 by municipal resolution. The image is identical to the municipal arms.
Source: Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek, 1962 [sie62].

Old Voorburg flag

[Voorburg old flag] image from the Shipmate site.
used c.1938.

Voorburg Coat of Arms

[Voorburg Coat of Arms] image by Jarig Bakker, 3 Nov 2003
Granted 24 Jul 1816.

The coat of arms reminds of the Roman castellum, built here c. 85 AD, which lasted until the beginning of the 3rd century, at the site of Arentsburg aan de Vliet. The castle was named "Forum Hadrianum".