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Oldebroek (The Netherlands)
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Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 22.904; area: 98,78 km². Settlements:
Bovenveen, Eekt, Hattemerbroek, Kerkdorp, 't Loo, Mullegen, Noordeinde,
Oldebroek (seat), Oosterwolde, Posthoorn, Voskuil, Wezep.
Oldebroek is in northwest Gelderland in the Veluwe region. The name
is derived from 'Hollanderbroek', wetland reclaimed by Hollanders
(inhabitants of the Holland region) in the 12th century AD. The municipality
got its present borders in 1974. Many a Dutch youngster served here in
The leaves in the canton have been taken from the Coat of Arms; they are alder
leaves (elzebladeren). The flag has not been officially adopted;
it consists of two equally wide horizontal stripes. The bottom stripe is
blue. The top stripe is yellow, with a square canton with the municipal
Jarig Bakker, 9 October 1999
Oldebroek Coat of Arms
image from this website.
Granted 2 Jul 1855.