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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 January 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 January 2001. In its meeting on 24 June 2002 the municipal council decided to use the old Dalfsen flag for the new municipality.
Jarig Bakker, 2 June 2003

Dalfsen Coat of Arms

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

In its meeting on 24 June 2002 the municipal council decided to adopt the new Coat of Arms, and has asked HM the Queen to grant it. On 13 September 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 June 2003

Dalfsen [former municipality]

Dalfsen former municipality Shipmate Flagchart :

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

Nieuwleusen [former municipality]

Nieuwleusen former municipality Shipmate Flagchart :

Hoonhorst village flag

[Hoonhorst village flag] image located by Valentin Poposki, 17 December 2023

The Village of Hoonhorst adopted a new village flag in 2019, during a celebrities for a 250th Anniversary of the village.

The flag of the village of Hoonhorst (or Hoonhörst) has been in use in its current form since 2019. The flag was released in honor of the 250th anniversary on May 16, 2020. The Hoonhorst flag is white and has a green horizontal stripe at the top with a narrow gold stripe underneath. The village name is depicted in dark gray letters against the white background, with the icons next to it in square areas. Furthermore, the flag has a block pattern at the top consisting of white, blue and magenta spots. The overall image of the flag represents the unity of the village.

Valentin Poposki, 17 December 2023

Earlier flag

[Hoonhorst village flag] image by Jarig Bakker, 5 July 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 November 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 November 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 July 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 July 2006