This page is part of © FOTW Flags Of The World website
Oss (The Netherlands)
Last modified: 2003-05-31 by
Keywords: oss | ox |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | | mirrors
Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.shipmate.nl/flags.htm
Other Oss pages:
Oss municipalityOss is a merger of the former municipalities of Oss, Berghem and Megen, Haren en Macharen (also known as Megen c.a.), and paart of Heesch. (1 Jan 1994). Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 76.233; area: 104,40 km². Oss consists now of Oss (seat), Berghem, Megen, Haren, and Macharen. Since 1 Jan 2003 Ravenstein (8.466 inh, 42,68 km²) is part of Oss, with the small town of Ravenstein, and the villages Demen, Dennenburg, Deursen, Dieden, Herpen, Huisseling, Keent, Koolwijk, Neerlangel, Neerloon, Overlangel.
Jarig Bakker, 23 May 2003
Oss CoAInternational Civic Arms : http://www.ngw.nl/
Oss (former municipality Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.shipmate.nl/flags.htm
Oss old CoAInternational Civic Arms : http://www.ngw.nl/
Berghem (former municipality Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.shipmate.nl/flags.htm
Berghem CoA image from the Berghem website.
Megen, Haren en Macharen (former municipality Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.shipmate.nl/flags.htm
The small town of Megen on the Maas river, together with the villages of Haren and Macharen formed an independent county until 1800; it was sold then for 3.000.000 Dutch Guilders to the Bataafsche Republiek (as the Netherlands were called then). In 1810 Napoleon Bonaparte decided that Megen, Haren and Macharen had to form one municipality. When the French left the Netherlands in 1814 the county definitely ceased to exist.
Megen, Haren en Macharen CoA image from the Megen website.