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Skarsterlân (The Netherlands)

Fryslân province

Last modified: 2003-12-13 by jarig bakker
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Scharsterland municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 29 Feb 1984

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Skarsterlân municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 27.238; area: 216,91 km². Settlements: Joure (seat), Akmarijp, Boornzwaag, Broek, Dijken, Doniaga, Goingarijp, Haskerdijken, Haskerhorne, Idskenhuizen, Langweer, Legemeer, Nieuwebrug, Nijehaske, Oldeouwer, Oudehaske, Ouwster-Nijega, Ouwsterhaule, Rohel, Rotstergast, Rotsterhaule, Rottum, Scharsterbrug, Sint Nicolaasga, Sintjohannesga, Snikzwaag, Terkaple, Teroele, Tjerkgaast, Vegelinsoord
Scharsterland/Skarsterlân was formed by the merging of the municipalities of Doniawerstal and Haskerland in southwest Friesland.
The hare in the canton of the municipal flag is the 'haske' of Haskerland.
Jarig Bakker, 2 September 1999

Only part of Doniawerstal went to Scharsterland, the rest went to Wymbritseradeel, see :
Wymbritseradeel (Wymbritseradiel) [Incl. Âldegea (Oudega), Doniawestal (Doanjewerstal)and Drylts (IJlst)] for more details. [Ed]

Haskerlân [former municipality]

former Haskerland Shipmate Flagchart :

The flag of Haskerland flew only one year (1984- 3 Jan. 1985) when the municipality was divided among Boarnsterhim, Skarsterlân and Lemsterlân. (NB: The last three names are Frisian; before 1985 municipalities had only official Dutch names. Several students were arrested after they replaced the official roadsign of 'Franeker' with one with 'Frentsjer')
According to 'Encyclopedie van Friesland', 1958, the name Haskerland derives from 'haske', 'heesc', an inferior species of grass. The inhabitants preferred the meaning: 'hare'. Municipal seat; Joure
Jarig Bakker, 8 October 1999

Rottum [village]

Rottum Shipmate Flagchart :