The noble citizens of Gasselte (Aa en Hunze municipality, Drenthe) thought
it fit to choose in 2007 a new flag for the 'now'-times: a white field
with the village logo as the "Boomkroondorp" (treecrownvillage).
Explanation: the rims of the circle symbolize the village character
with its togethernessfeeling. The sand-colored strip around the circle
shows that Gasselte is a sandy village, surrounded by marvellous nature
with shifting sand and shady forests.
The crown symbolizes the fact that the villagers feel like a king when
allowed to live in Gasselte and proud of this beautiful village.
Translated from this
Jarig Bakker, 23 Apr 2009
The flag of the former municipality of Gasselte in Drenthe, Netherlands.
Since 1 Jan 1998 part of the municipality of Aa en Hunze.
The ship reminds of the shipping on the Hunze river, especially since
the 17th century; in 1913 35 expensive seaships had their homeport in Gasselternijeveen,
but nowadays the Hunze can't be passed by ships over 120 tonnes BRT. Flag
adopted 1 Aug 1965.
Jarig Bakker, 28 July 1999.