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Tynaarlo (The Netherlands)

Drenthe province

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image by Shipmate Flagchart :  http://www.flagchart.net
adopted 21 Sep 1999

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Tynaarlo municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 31.862; area: 145,00 km². Settlements: Zuidlaren (seat), Bunne, Bunnerveen, De Groeve, De Punt, Donderen, Eelde, Eelderwolde, Midlaren, Oudemolen, Paterswolde, Taarlo, Tynaarlo, Vries, Winde, Yde, Zeegse, Zeijen, Zuidlaarderveen.
On 1 Jan 1998 the former municipalities of Zuidlaren, Eelde and Vries, merged to form the new municipality of Zuidlaren. It was renamed Tynaarlo on 1 Dec 1999.
Tynaarlo is the Northernmost municipality in Drenthe, adjacent to the city of Groningen. Zuidlaren used to have an important horse-market, and Eelde has the only civil airport in North Netherlands.

The flag of the new miunicipality was adopted on 21 Sep 1999 by the municipal council. The official description is:
"A red T-cross towards the hoist with arms of 1/3 flagheight; in the center towards the hoist a white flower of the Swedish cornel, on the top green, on the bottom yellow".
Jarig Bakker,  27 July 2000.


Tynaarlo Coat of Arms

[Tynaarlo Coat of Arms] image from the Tynaarlo municipal website.

Granted 3 Sep 1999


Zuidlaren [former municipality]

former municipality of Zuidlaren image by Shipmate Flagchart :  http://www.flagchart.net

This flag is described by Kl. Sierksma (Nederlands Vlaggenboek, 1962): This flag was adopted 6 May 1958 by the municipal council. The colors have been derived from the municipal arms, as well as the galopping horse, which reminds of the famous Zuidlaarder horse-market.
Jarig Bakker, 27 July 1999. 


Eelde [former municipality]

former municipality of Eelde image by Shipmate Flagchart :  http://www.flagchart.net

Adopted 18 Feb 1963


De Groeve village

[De Groeve village flag] image by Stefan Lambrechts, 13 May 2009

De Groeve is a village in the municipality of Tynaarlo, Drenthe province.
De Groeve gets its own flag.
At the initiative of the Jubilee Committee Alie Smith and Henry Zwiers designed a village flag, closely connected to the living environment of the inhabitants of the village of De Groeve.
- Green symbolizes the green environment enveloping the village.
- Red is for the elongated form (lintbebouwing) of the village
- Yellow represents the beaches along the Zuidlaardermeer (lake), and
- Blue the water of said lake. (the Drentsch Balaton)
- The crown represents the sentiment of the villagers when they realize that they live in such a privileged village 'like a king'.
- On the shield are the logos of the societies celebrating the jubilee.
- The mill is a corn-mill, dating from 1836.

The flag was produced by the flagfactory in Annen for the village feast on 15-17 May 2009..
Source: village website.
Stefan Lambrechts, 13 May 2009


Vries [former municipality]

former municipality of Vries image by Shipmate Flagchart :  http://www.flagchart.net

Adopted 27 Feb 1962; the flowers are "Zweedse kornoelje" - cornel.


Yde-de Punt village

[Yde-de Punt village flag] image by Jarig Bakker, 5 Jun 2003

Yde-de Punt is a twin-village in Drenthe, municipality of Tynaarlo, till 1 Jan 1998 in Vries. On 27 Apr 1992 it received a twin-village flag, designed by G.W.Nanninga - the Y of Yde, the black disk (point) of De Punt.
Source: Derkwillem Visser, Gemeentevlaggen en wapens Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, 2001.
Jarig Bakker, 5 Jun 2003