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Harenkarspel (The Netherlands)

Noord-Holland province

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Harenkarspel municipality Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net
adopted 4 Dec 1990

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Harenkarspel municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 15.801; area: 54,84 km². Settlements: Tuitjenhorn (seat), Dirkshorn, Eenigenburg, Groenveld, Kalverdijk, Kerkbuurt, Krabbendam, 't Rijpje, Schoorldam (part), Sint Maarten, Stroet, Valkkoog, Waarland, Warmenhuizen.
In 1990 Harenkarspel, Sint Maarten en Warmenhuizen merged to form the new municipality of Harenkarspel.
Flag: quartered of red and blue; adopted 4 Dec 1990 by municipal resolution.

Harenkarspel former flag

[Harenkarspel old flag] by Jarig Bakker, 17 Apr 2005
Adopted 31 Aug 1973

Harenkarspel is a municipality in Noord-Holland province, c. 10 km north of the city of Alkmaar. Before 1990 it consisted of three villages: Dirkshorn (seat), Waarland, and Tuitjenhorn.
Flag: a hoist of blue and yellow, with on blue a yellow fish, on yellow a red banded horn, and a fly of 10 stripes yellow - blue - yellow - blue - yellow - red - yellow - red - yellow - red.
Adopted 31 Aug 1973 by municipal resolution.
The flag is canting by popular etymology: it was (incorrectly) thought that the original name was Haringcarspel - hence the herring; the horn is for the villages Dirkshorn and Tuitjenhorn.

Nicknames:
Tuitjenhorn (say: Toitjehorn): Toitjetuters, Toitjefloiters - a "tuter" is a speaking-trumpet.
Dirkshorn: "Hekkebijters", hekken are the wooden parts of a mill-wing, which had to be chiseled in some way (beitelen --> bijten) - Hekkebijters are also horses biting in any woodwork, and nagging people.
Source: Derkwillem Visser's "Gemeentevlaggen en Wapens Koninkrijk der Nederlanden", 2001
Groot Schimpnamenboek van Nederland, by Dirk van der Hoide, 1998
Jarig Bakker, 17 Apr 2005


Harenkarspel Coat of Arms

[Harenkarspel Coat of Arms]International Civic Arms : http://www.ngw.nl/
Granted 6 Jun 1990

Description: quartered; 1 and 4 gules, with in 1 two chevrons argent and in 4 an image of St. Martin argent; 2 and 3 azure, in 2 a herring or couchant, in 3 posthorn or. The shield surmounted by a crown of three leaves and two pearls.