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De Wolden (The Netherlands)

Drenthe province

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De Wolde Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net
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De Wolden municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 24.000; area: 299,00 km². Settlements: Zuidwolde (seat), Alteveer, Anholt, Ansen, Armweide, Bazuin, Benderse, Berghuizen, Blijdenstein, Bloemberg, Braamberg, Buitenhuizen, Bultinge, De Oude Tol, De Stapel, De Stuw, De Tippe (part), De Wijk, Dijkhuizen, Dikninge, Drogt, Drogteropslagen (part), Dunnigen, Echten, Eemten, Engeland, Eursinge, Fort, Gijsselte, Haakswold, Haalweide, Hees, Hoge Linthorst, Kerkenveld, Koekange, Koekangerveld, Kraloo, Leeuwte, Linde, Lubbinge, Lunssloten, Middelveen, Nolde, Oldenhave, Oosteinde, Oosterwijk, Oshaar, Oud Veeningen, Paardelanden, Pieperij, Rheebruggen, Ruinen, Ruinerweide, Ruinerwold, Schottershuizen, Schrapveen, Steenbergen, Struikberg, Ten Arlo, Veeningen, Vuile Riete, Weerwille, Wemmenhove, Witteveen (part).
The new municipality of De Wolden is a merger of the former municipalities of De Wijk, Ruinen, Ruinerwold and Zuidwolde (1 Jan 1998). The new flag was adopted 31 May 2001.
Franc van Diest, 1 Dec 2002

De Wolden Coat of Arms

[De Wolden Coat of Arms] image from the De Wolden municipal website.

Granted 28 Mar 2001; the curvy white line is the meandering Reest river.


De Wijk [former municipality]

former municipality of De Wijk Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net

The former municipality of De Wijk in Drenthe, the Netherlands, has been absorbed into the municipality of De Wolden. Sierksma (Nederlands vlaggenboek, 1962) has a horizontal RY flag, which was not official, but used by the local commercial association. Those colors were derived from the municipal Coat of Arms. Sierksma (De gemeentewapens van Nederland, 1968) states about the Coat of Arms: 'The 19 coins ('penningen') are derived from the family Coat of Arms of van der Clooster. The head is derived from the shield of the family De Vos van Steenwijk.' De Wijk consisted of the villages: De Wijk (seat), Eemten, Haalweide, Koekange, Koekangerveld, Noordwijk, Oosterwijk, Oshaar, Rogat, Schiphorst, De Stapel, Struikberg and Wijkerbroek.
Jarig Bakker, 3 August 1999.


De Wijk old unofficial flag

[De Wijk old unofficial flag] Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net

De Wijk Coat of Arms

See International Civic Arms : http://www.ngw.nl/heraldrywiki/index.php?title=De_Wijk

Ruinen [former municipality]

former municipality of Ruinen Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net

The municipality of Ruinen has been absorbed into the municipality of De Wolden on 1 Jan 1998.
The flag, adopted 19 Jul 1973, is derived from the Coat of Arms.
Jarig Bakker, 3 August 1999.


Ruinen Coat of Arms

See International Civic Arms : http://www.ngw.nl/heraldrywiki/index.php?title=Ruinen

Ruinerwold [former municipality]

former municipality of Ruinerwold Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net

Ruinerwold is since 1 Jan 1998 part of the municipality of De Wolden (Drenthe, the Netherlands).
The flag, adopted 18 Mar 1976, is derived from the municipal Coat of Arms. The lozenge and the 12 coins refer to the judicial college 'Heer en Twaalven' (Lord and Twelves), president and assessors from the 15th to the 17th centuries. The rozets are derived from the Lords of Ruinen.
Source: Kl. Sierksma, De gemeentewapens van Nederland, 1968.
Jarig Bakker, 4 August 1999.


Ruinerwold Coat of Arms

See International Civic Arms : http://www.ngw.nl/heraldrywiki/index.php?title=Ruinerwold

Zuidwolde [former municipality]

former municipality of Zuidwolde Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net

Zuidwolde is since 1 Jan 1998 part of the municipality of De Wolden (Drenthe, the Netherlands)
The flag, adopted April 1981, symbolizes the old name of this municipality: 'Kerkenbosch' (Churchforest) - the scandinavian cross for the church and the oakleaf for the wood. The eagle is derived from the arms of the family van Echten, responsible for the peat-exploition in this region.
Source: Sierksma, Gemeentewapens van Nederland, 1968.
Jarig Bakker, 4 August 1999.

In the flag of Zuidwolde (mun. De Wolden) prov. Drenthe, the eagle should be black instead of white. The Echten-eagle is black (sable). Sierksma based his info in 1968 on the coats of arms. About 15 years later I designed this flag.
Hans van Heijningen, 15 Feb 2003


Zuidwolde Coat of Arms

See International Civic Arms : http://www.ngw.nl/heraldrywiki/index.php?title=Zuidwolde