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Skarsterlān [Municipality] (The Netherlands)

Scharsterland [Gemeente] (Nederland)

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Scharsterland municipality Shipmate Flagchart :

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Municipal flag

Scharsterland/Skarsterlān was formed by the merging of the municipalities of Doniawerstal and Haskerland in southwest Friesland.

The hare in the canton of the municipal flag is the 'haske' of Haskerland.

Jarig Bakker, 2 September 1999

Only part of Doniawerstal went to Scharsterland, the rest went to Wymbritseradeel, see :

Wymbritseradeel (Wymbritseradiel) [Incl. Āldegea (Oudega), Doniawestal (Doanjewerstal)and Drylts (IJlst)] for more details. [Ed]

Haskerlān [former municipality]

Haskerland [voormalige gemeente]

former Haskerland Shipmate Flagchart :

The flag of Haskerland <nl-fr_ha> flew only one year (1984- 3 Jan. 1985) when the municipality was divided among Boarnsterhim, Skarsterlbn and Lemsterlbn. (NB: The last three names are Frisian; before 1985 municipalities had only official Dutch names. Several students were arrested after they replaced the official roadsign of 'Franeker' with one with 'Frentsjer')
According to 'Encyclopedie van Friesland', 1958, the name Haskerland derives from 'haske', 'heesc', an inferior species of grass. The inhabitants preferred the meaning: 'hare'. Municipal seat; Joure

Jarig Bakker, 8 October 1999

Flag: "Two stripes blue and green with in the middle over al a walking hare white and black." Established 29-11-1962.

The shield is: Blue, a walking hare proper, on a green base.

Under Haskerland it says: Capital and only village: Joure.

There is more inhabitation, but apart from Joure there are only hamlets; the difference being that no other places had a church of its own. Actually, Joure is not a village but a small town, since in Frisian it's called a "flek", indicating it's big enough to hold a market, yet has no city rights. In Dutch this word, "vlek" is not really popular, since it literally means "blot". (-: Hence the confusion in Dutch between the size and the rights of places. 

Rottum [village]

Rottum [dorp]

Rottum Shipmate Flagchart :

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