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De Wolden [Drenthe, Municipality] (The Netherlands)

De Wolden [Drenthe, Gemeente] (Nederland)

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De Wolde Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.shipmate.nl/flags.htm

 

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Municipal flag

The new municipality of De Wolden is a merger of the former municipalities of De Wijk, Ruinen, Ruinerwold and Zuidwolde (01-01-1998). The new flag was adopted 31 May 2001.


De Wijk [former municipality]

De Wijk [voormalige gemeente]

former municipality of De Wijk Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.shipmate.nl/flags.htm

The former municipality of De Wijk in Drenthe, the Netherlands, has been absorbed into the municipality of De Wolden (for which no flag is available as yet). Sierksma (Nederlands vlaggenboek, 1962) has a horizontal RY flag, which was not official, but used by the local commercial association. Those colors were derived from the municipal CoA. Sierksma (De gemeentewapens van Nederland, 1968) states about the CoA: 'The 19 coins ('penningen') are derived from the family CoA of van der Clooster. The head is derived from the shield of the family De Vos van Steenwijk.'

BTW the letter 'ij' in 'De Wijk' is a typical Dutch letter, for which it is difficult to find a foreign equivalent. (something like 'ei' in French 'seigneur')

Jarig Bakker  3 August 1999.

De Wijk CoA

De Wijk CoA International Civic Arms : http://www.ngw.nl/


Ruinen [former municipality]

Ruinen [voormalige gemeente]

former municipality of Ruinen Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.shipmate.nl/flags.htm

The municipality of Ruinen has been absorbed into the municipality of De Wolden on 1-1-1998.

The flag is derived from the CoA.

Jarig Bakker  3 August 1999.

Ruinen CoA

Ruinen CoA International Civic Arms : http://www.ngw.nl/


Ruinerwold [former municipality]

Ruinerwold [voormalige gemeente]

former municipality of Ruinerwold Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.shipmate.nl/flags.htm

Ruinerwold is since 1-1-1998 part of the municipality of De Wolden (Drenthe, the Netherlands).

The flag is derived from the municipal Coat of Arms. The lozenge and the 12 coins refer to the judicial college 'Heer en Twaalven' (Lord and Twelves), president and assessors from the 15th to the 17th centuries. The rozets are derived from the Lords of Ruinen.
(Source: Kl. Sierksma, De gemeentewapens van Nederland, 1968)

Jarig Bakker  4 August 1999.

Ruinerwold CoA

Ruinerwold CoA International Civic Arms : http://www.ngw.nl/


Zuidwolde [former municipality]

Zuidwolde [voormalige gemeente]

former municipality of Zuidwolde Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.shipmate.nl/flags.htm

Zuidwolde is since 1-1-1998 part of the municipality of De Wolden (Drenthe, the Netherlands)

The flag symbolizes the old name of this municipality: 'Kerkenbosch' (Churchwood (Scottish Kirkwood)) - the scandinavian cross for the church and the oakleaf for the wood. The eagle is derived from the arms of the family van Echten, responsible for the peat-exploition in this region.
(info adapted from Sierksma, Gemeentewapens van Nederland, 1968)

Jarig Bakker  4 August 1999.

Zuidwolde CoA

Zuidwolde CoA International Civic Arms : http://www.ngw.nl/






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