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Wassenaar (The Netherlands)

Zuid-Holland province

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Wassenaar municipality  Shipmate Flagchart :
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Wassenaar municipality

Population (1 Jan 2003): 26.029; area: 62,50 km². Settlements: Wassenaar (seat).
Flag: blue with three white crescents pointing upwards, placed 2,1. - adoption date unknown.
Wassenaar is Dutch for crescent; the original name is probably derived from something like "wet lands"; after the Crusades the Wassenaar family, which ruled this area, placed crescents on their arms, probably because one or two members had participated in the Crusades.

Wassenaar Coat of Arms

Wassenaar Coat of Arms from the Wassenaar municipal website.
Granted 20 Feb 1816.