Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 29.012; area: 227,56 km². Settlements:
Beetsterzwaag (seat), Bakkeveen, Frieschepalen,
Jonkerslân, Langezwaag, Lippenhuizen, Luxwoude,
Nij Beets, Olterterp, Siegerswoude, Terwispel, Tijnje, Ureterp, Wijnjewoude.
Opsterland/Opsterlân is a municipality in southeast Friesland
between the important regional centers of Drachten and Heerenveen. It is
a woody region.
The flag was adopted 10 Apr 1963, but was taken in use in 1957; the
colors are derived from the municipal Coat of Arms.
Jarig bakker, 1 September 1999