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Wassenaar (The Netherlands)
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adoption date unknown
Population (1 Jan 2003): 26.029; area: 62,50 km². Settlements: Wassenaar
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
from the Wassenaar municipal website.
Granted 20 Feb 1816.