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Haaksbergen (Netherlands)

Overijssel province

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Haaksbergen municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 21 Mar 1962; design: H.G.M. Schulten

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Haaksbergen municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 24.109; area: 105,55 km². Settlements: Haaksbergen (seat), Buurse, Sint Isidorushoeve
The flag of Haaksbergen was adopted by the municipal council on 21 Mar 1962. The red color is derived from the municipal arms; the blue color symbolizes the Buurserbeek.

Haaksbergen Coat of Arms

[Haaksbergen Coat of Arms] image from the Haaksbergen municipal website.

Granted 5 Jan 1948. The upside-down pentagram may be a reflection of the old structure of the former judiciary of Haaksbergen with the marks Buurse, Langelo, Brammelo, Boekelo, and the combined mark of Holthuizen,Stepelo,Eppenzolder - the points of the star - and the mark of Honesch (including the village of Haaksbergen) in the center.

Buurse village

[Buurse village] image by Jarig Bakker, 21 Sep 2006
adopted 2005, design: C. Kramer
Buurse (municipality Haaksbergen, Overijssel province) got its villageflag in 2005. It is the intention to give the parish more color at feasts, like the annual people's feast, musical soirées, jubilees, parades, etc. The idea originated in the Stichting Belangengemeenschap Buurse (Foundation for the Interests of Buurse). It was designed by C. Kramer, after an appeal in the village magazine 'Oons Dörpke'. The colors of the flag are red, blue and yellow. The red triangle refers to the Haaksbergen star on your favorite mirror), part of which refers to Buurse. Blue symbolizes the Buurserbeek. Green is for forests and yellow for estates.
The first flag of extra large size was offered last year to the presidium at the reopening of the village center "De Trefkoel", and instantly hoisted. It is hoped that during this year's village feast the flag will be flown all over the village. The villageshop of Wildenborg does still have several flags in stock.
Source: municipal website.

Good image on this webpage  - homepage of the Buurse Brassband "Crescendo".
Buurse is a village with c. 600 inhabitants near the German border (bordercrossing Buurse - Besslinghook).
Stefan Lambrechts, 21 Sep 2006