Population (1 Jan 2003): 11.170; area: 30,00 km². Settlements: Schipluiden
(seat), Den Hoorn, 't Woudt.
The municipalities of Maasland and Schipluiden merged on 1 Jan 2005
to form the new municipality of Midden-Delfland.
Schipluiden was first mentioned in 1083 as "Schipleda" in a
charter of Count Dirk V. The municipality of Schipluiden was formed from
the areas of seven lordships: Dorp, St. Maartensrecht, ‘t Woudt, Groeneveld,
Hof van Delft, Hodenpijl and Zouteveen. All these had separate municipal
councils consisting of Schout en Schepenen (sheriff and aldermen), responsible
for civil affairs. For criminal affairs a bailiff was responsible, while
a "polderbestuur" was in charge of water affairs. But the real power
was in the hands of the "ambachtsheren" (manor lords).
Flagdescription: three equally wide horizontal stripes of blue and
yellow. The blue color is lighter than in the historical flag.
Flagdescription: three equally wide horizontal stripes of blue and yellow.
This flag was not official but was used as such on festive occasions.
The colors are those of the Lords of Egmeond Kenenburg.
Source: Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek, 1962 [sie62]