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Gaasterlân-Sleat [Municipality] (The Netherlands)

Gaasterland-Sloten [Gemeente] (Nederland)

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Gaasterland-sloten municipality Shipmate Flagchart :

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Municipal flag

The tiny city of Sloten/Sleat has merged with the municipality of Gaasterland/Gaesterlân in 1984 (?). It's in southwest Friesland along
the IJsselmeer and the municipality is reckoned to the most beautiful regions of Fryslân.

The hare on the flag has been derived from the CoA of Gaasterland, while the pinnacled wall was from the old CoA of Sloten, which still has 5 bulwarks (bolwerken). Flag adopted?

Jarig Bakker, 25 August 1999

Gaasterlân [former municipality]

Gaasterland [voormalige gemeente]

Shipmate Flagchart :

The flag of Gaasterland <nl-fr_gs> was adopted in 1963 and replaced 6 May 1985 with the new flag of Gaasterlân-Sleat. Municipal seat of Gaasterland: Balk (not to be confused with Balkh in Bactria). Not long ago Gaasterland was covered with heather, where a lot of hares could be seen.

Jarig Bakker, 8 October 1999

Sleat [former municipality]

Sloten [voormalige gemeente]

former Sloten Shipmate Flagchart :

Sloten - Sleat is the smallest Frisian city (c. 700 inh.). Parts of its old ramparts and two gates have been retained and it is one of the
cosiest watersport centers in southeast Friesland. Now part of Gaasterlbn-Sleat, since 5 June 1985.

The flag was adopted 12 September 1957, derived from the CoA. The pinnacles symbolize the 5 former bulwarks. On the CoA is a castle ('slot') and two keys, symbolizing two locks ('sloten'); the blue part of the flag are for a fin of a key, so that the flag has retained the canting. The flag is still in use, seen the importance of the 11 cities in Friesland.

Jarig Bakker, 30 October 1999

Himmelumer Âldeferd [village]

Hemelumer Oldefer [dorp]

Himmelumer village Shipmate Flagchart :

Historical flag

old Himmelumer Shipmate Flagchart :


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