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Vaals (The Netherlands)
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adopted 11 Mar 1963
Vaals municipalityPopulation (1 Jan 2003): 10.621; area: 23,90 km². Settlements: Vaals (seat), Camerig, Cottessen, Harles, Holset, Lemiers, Mamelis, Melleschet, Oud Lemiers, Raren, Rott, Vijlen, Wolfhaag. Vaals is mostly known for the "Drielandenpunt" (threecountriespoint), where the borders of the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany meet. It is at the same time the highest point in the Netherlands: 322,5 m above sealevel. This used to be a "Vierlandenpunt" (four countries), when Moresnet (Belgium) was a neutral exclave.
Flag: adopted 11 Mar 1963 by municipal resolution. Description: rectangular white, with in the center a red lion armed yellow; on top and bottom a narrow horizonal red stripe.
Visser reports a square banner.
Source: the Vaals municipal webpage. Derkwillem Visser's "Gemeentewapens en Vlaggen Koninkrijk der Nederlanden:, 2001.
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