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Westerveld (The Netherlands)

Drenthe province

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Westerveld municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 19.116; area: 283,00 km². Settlements: Havelte (seat), Boschoord, Darp, Diever, Dieverbrug, Doldersum, Dwingeloo, Eemster, Frederiksoord, Geeuwenbrug, Havelterberg, Leggeloo, Lhee, Lheebroek, Nijensleek, Oldendiever, Oude Willem, Uffelte, Vledder, Vledderveen, Wapse, Wapserveen, Wateren, Wilhelminaoord, Wittelte, Zorgvlied.
Westerveld is a merger of the former municipalities of Diever, Dwingeloo, Havelte and Vledder on 1 Jan 1998, has not adopted a flag as yet.
Franc Van Diest,  24 February 2001.

Westerveld CoA

[Westerveld CoA] image from the Westerveld municipal website.

Diever [former municipality]

former municipality of Diever Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 28 Feb 1974; design: unknown

Flagdescription: white, charged with a red cross, of which the horizontal arm is at half flagheight, and the vertical arm at 1/3 flaglength, measured from the hoist. This cross is charged with a white cross of width = 1/3 of the width of the arm of the cross. In top hoist a red bottle with wide belly and narrow neck (kraaghalsflesje); in bottom hoist a red maple-leaf.
adopted 28 Feb 1974; design: unknown.

Diever CoA

See Ralf Hartemink's website.

Wapse village

[Wapse villageflag] by Jarig Bakker, 21 May 2004
adopted 15 Aug 2000; design: Drents Heraldisch College

Wapse village, Westerveld municipality, Drenthe province.
Flag adopted 15 Aug 2000; design: Drents Heraldisch College.
Flagdescription: Seven horizontal stripes proportioned 5:7:25:25:25:7:5, white - red - white - green - white - red - white, with at 1/3
flaglength a black four-pointed star of 13/14 flagheight with at the center a white disk bordered red of 1/2 flagheight, charged with red chalice beaker, decorated black.
The red ring refers to Wapse as an "es"-village (an es is a low mound); the four points of the star refer to 1.000 items, among which the four parts of the village: Soerte, Ten Have, Veenhuizen and Veldhuizen.
The chalice beaker symbolizes the urns, found here in large quantities, the oldest tangible evidence of human presence. A cup like that could be seen on the municipal flag and arms of Diever, before it was merged into the present municipality of Westerveld.
Source: Vexilla Nostra #236, 2003.
And please don't call the Wapsers "Roggenbrijstraampels" as they may get furious. A "roggenbrijstraampel" is a stick, mostly holly, used by peasants to stir rye-porridge (poor people's food).
Jarig Bakker, 21 May 2004

Dwingeloo [former municipality]

former municipality of Dwingeloo Shipmate Flagchart :

Dwingeloo is since 1 Jan 1998 part of the municipality of Westerveld (Drenthe, the Netherlands).
The four castles remind of the 'havezaten' (manorial estates), which were here, of which two manorhouses still exist. (v. Sierksma, Gemeentewapens).

Jarig Bakker, 11 August 1999. 

Dwingeloo CoA

See Ralf Hartemink's website.

Havelte [former municipality]

former municipality of Havelte Shipmate Flagchart :

Havelte is since 1 Jan 1998 part of the municipality of Westerveld in Drenthe, the Netherlands.
The cross on the flag symbolizes the former lords of Drenthe, the Bishops of Utrecht. Flag adopted?
Jarig Bakker,  11 August 1999. 

Havelte CoA

See Ralf Hartemink's website.

Vledder [former municipality]

former municipality of Vledder Shipmate Flagchart :

Vledder CoA

See Ralf Hartemink's website.