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Amstelveen (The Netherlands)

Noord-Holland province

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Amstelveen municipality

Amstelveen, province Noordholland, 77.279 inhabitants, 4238 hectares. Amstelveen is a southern suburb of Amsterdam; before 1964 its official name was Nieuweramstel, under which name it contained many small villages along the Amstel river and settlements built in the environment of Amsterdam. It calls itself 'Stad in 't groen' - city in green, because a lot of its area is occupied by the "Bosplan", which is a large forest area, created forcibly by Amsterdam unemployed people in the 1930's. The Amstelveners can furthermore enjoy the lovely tones of the nearby Schiphol airport and its practically noiseless planes.
The flag is a banner of arms, where the top three strips are identical to the flag of Amsterdam and the bottom two add an extra x. The x's are said to be derived from the Coat of Arms of the Persijn family, who owned this land in the 13th century. Amstelveen consists of Amstelveen (seat), Bovenkerk, Nes aan de Amstel, and Ouderkerk aan de Amstel (part).
Jarig Bakker, 20 June 2001

Amstelveen Coat of Arms

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