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Ooststellingwerf municipality (The Netherlands)

Fryslân province

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Adopted 2 Oct 1963.

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Ooststellingwerf municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 26.760; area: 226,65 km². Settlements: Oosterwolde (seat), Appelscha, Donkerbroek, Elsloo, Fochteloo, Haule, Haulerwijk, Langedijke, Makkinga, Nijeberkoop, Oldeberkoop, Ravenswoud, Waskemeer.
Ooststellingwerf (Frisian: Eaststellingwerf) is a municipality in southeast Friesland with a dialect (Stellingwerfs) which forms a transition from Frisian to 'Saksisch' (the general name for eastern Netherlands vernaculars, like Drents, Twents, Grunnings), which resembles closely 'Plattdeutsch' in northwest Germany.
Flag: "A red hoist and a white fly with over all a walking griffin countercharged." Adopted 2 Oct 1963. The griffin on the flag is an old symbol for 'Stellingwerf' and can also be seen on the flag and Coat of Arms of Weststellingwerf.
Jarig Bakker, 1 Sep 1999

Ooststellingwerf Coat of Arms

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

Granted in 1962.