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Dalfsen (Netherlands)

Overijssel province

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Dalfsen municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 24 Jun 2002

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Dalfsen municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 26.291; area: 178,54 km². Settlements: Dalfsen (seat), Ankum, Dalfserveld, Dalmsholte, De Marshoek, De Meele, Emmen, Gerner, Hessum, Hoonhorst, Lemelerveld, Lenthe, Leusenerveld, Millingen, Nieuwleusen, Oudleusen, Oudleusenerveld, Rechteren, Strenkhaar, Welsum.
Dalfsen is a merger of the former municipalities of Dalfsen and Nieuwleusen on 1 Jan 2001. In its meeting on 24 Jun 2002 the municipal council decided to use the old Dalfsen flag for the new municipality.
Jarig Bakker, 2 Jun 2003

Dalfsen Coat of Arms

[Dalfsen new Coat of Arms] by Jarig Bakker, 2 Jun 2004, after image from the Dalfsen municipal website.

In its meeting on 24 Jun 2002 the municipal council decided to adopt the new Coat of Arms, and has asked HM the Queen to grant it. On 13 Sep 2002 the new Coat of Arms was officially granted. The arms consist of the complete old Dalfsen Coat of Arms on top (see the flag), and the lower half of the old Nieuwleusen arms (two crossed scythes). It was decided too to retain the two old Coats of Arms as village-arms without status.
Source: Dalfsen municipal website.
Jarig Bakker, 2 Jun 2003

Dalfsen [former municipality]

Dalfsen former municipality Shipmate Flagchart :

Adopted 21 Jul 1961 - the flag is identical to the Coat of Arms

Nieuwleusen [former municipality]

Nieuwleusen former municipality Shipmate Flagchart :

Hoonhorst village flag

[Hoonhorst village flag] by Jarig Bakker, 5 Jul 2006

Stefan Lambrechts spotted on the website of the municipality of Dalfsen in Overijssel province a flag for the "woonkern" (settlement) of Hoonhorst: blue with along the hoist a white capital H and in flagcenter white letters "oonhorst". I thought that it was possibly a commercial flag and wrote to the municipality for confirmation. They just wrote back, confirming that it was indeed the flag of the "woonkern" Hoonhorst. Adoption date unknown.
Information from the municipal site:
The name "Hoonhorst" is first mentioned in 1369. In the book of archives of Rechteren a yard "hohenhorst" has been documented. Hoonhorst only originated in c. 1750 when the first church was built; before that this area was known as Lenthe. Around the Roman-Catholic church the present village of Hoonhorst was built, with later a bakery, a miller and a village pub, along with some farms; most have disappeared.
Hoonhorst lies in a beautiful wavy landscape with old sandy roads, remnants of old branches of the Vecht-river, "esch-akkers" (agricultural fields on mounds) and diversified forests.
It has its own website with as logo the slanting village flag, the H with black spaces. Apart from some advertisements it contains old stories in "Saksisch", the local vernacular, nearly incomprehenable to me.
Jarig Bakker, 8 Nov 2004

I thought I detected two arches above the o, the n, and the h. Perhaps even a third above the h and the o. Apart from that it appears to me as if between the legs of the capital H the color is (blueish) green instead of blue.
Stefan Lambregts, 8 Nov 2004

On the website of the municipality of Dalfsen is now a better image of the Hoonhorst village flag, which confirms my observations above.
Stefan Lambregts, 5 Jul 2005

I found a photo on this webpage with a clearer image: the curly things over the name form one wavy line!
Stefan Lambregts, 5 Jul 2006