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Oldebroek (The Netherlands)
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Oldebroek municipalityNumber 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 military barracks.
The leaves in the canton have been taken from the CoA; 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 arms.
Jarig Bakker, 9 October 1999
Oldebroek CoA image from this website.
Granted 2 Jul 1855.