Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 22.196; area: 84,93 km². Settlements:
Genemuiden (seat), Baarlo, Cellemuiden, De Velde, Hasselt, Kamperzeedijk-Oost,
Kamperzeedijk-West, Kievitsnest, Mastenbroek (part), Zwartewatersklooster,
Zwartewaterland is a merger of the former municipalities of Genemuiden,
and Zwartsluis on 1 Jan 2001, and adopted the above flag
in June 2000 (the flag was adopted by the former municipalities on separate
dates: 8 June (Genemuiden), 13 June (Haselt), and 26 June (Zwartsluis).
Description: Three horizontal stripes, proportioned 3:2:3; the first
stripe yellow, the second stripe divided: 1. white, red and white; 2. three
rows of three pieces checquy of red and white; 3. white, red and white;
the third stripe is blue.
Zwartewaterland wrong reported flag
image by Jens Pattke, 29 May 2003
The presentation of the old Hanseatic town of Hasselt during the 23rd
International Hanseatic meeting in Frankfurt/Oder (Germany) and Slubice
(Poland) included a flag which was different from the flag as presented
1. The top stripe is orange.
2. The checquy field is shifted towards the hoist, and the fields have
Jens Pattke, 29 May 2003
Please check the Zwartewaterland
The offical flag has the cross centred. The description says the top
bar is yellow. On Shipmate we use standard yellow. Your drawing looks more
like the logo of Zwartewaterland.
Stefan Lambregts, 29 May 2003