Population (1 Jan 2003): 15.565; area: 135,75 km²; settlements: Staphorst
(seat), Lankhorst, Punthorst, Rouveen, IJhorst.
Flagdescription: Three stipes of yellow and blue, proportioned 3:10:3,
with at the hoist on the blue stripe three joined towers of yellow, opened
black, and crowned with flag, cross, and flag.
This flag was adopted 27 Feb 1962 by municipal resolution. Colors and
symbol are derived from the municipal arms.
Source: Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek, 1962.