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Leeuwarderadeel (The Netherlands)

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Leeuwarderadeel municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 8 Aug 1963

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Leeuwarderadeel municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 10.658; area: 41,38 km². Settlements: Stiens (seat), Bartlehiem (ged), Britsum, Cornjum, Finkum, Hijum, Jelsum, Oude Leije.
Leeuwarderadeel is the original "grietenij" (municipality) with the city of Leeuwarden as seat. It was divided in three "trimdelen", of which the Central trimdeel became the separate municipality of Leeuwarden. The Southern trimdeel was merged with Leeuwarden in 1944 (whereby
Present flag adopted 8 Aug 1963. Description: three equally wide horizontal stripes blue - yellow - blue, with a white hoist-triangle containing a green clover-leaf. Leeuwarderadeel lost its seat, Huizum). The new seat was the village of Stiens in the Northern trimdeel.
Jarig Bakker, 1 Jul 2003

Leeuwarderadeel 1935 flag

[Leeuwarderadeel 1935 flag] by Jarig Bakker, 1 Jul 2003

In Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek, 1962 [sie62] no image is included, just a (vague) description:
"Leeuwarden - Ljourteradiel; the municipal colors are green, white, yellow, and blue. In 1935 at the occasion of the feasts around the 750 years of existence  of "Groot-Leeuwarden" flags of four equally wide horizontal stripes in these colors were used".
Jarig Bakker, 1 Jul 2003

Leeuwarderadeel 1938 flag

[Leeuwarderadeel 1938 flag] by Jarig Bakker, 1 Jul 2003

The "Encyclopedie van het Hedendaagse Friesland, 1975" lists another flag: the Frisian flag with in the left upper corner the municipal arms.
This flag was probably used in 1938 on the occasion of Queen Wilhelmina's 40th reign jubilee.
Jarig Bakker, 1 Jul 2003

Leeuwarderadeel CoA

Leeuwarderadeel CoA International Civic Arms :

Granted 25 Mar 1818.

Hijum [village]

Hijum Shipmate Flagchart :

adopted c. 1996

Oude Leije [village]

village Oude Leije by Jarig Bakker, 21 May 1999

Oude Leije (Âldeleie) is on the border of three municipalities: Ferwerderadiel, het Bildt and Leeuwarderadeel; since 1975 it has been assigned to Leeuwarderadeel. If the "Elfstedentocht" skating-marathon is being held it passes through this little village.
Description of the flag: three equally wide horizontal stripes red - yellow - blue.
In olden days Oude Leije had a little harbour (before the enclosure of Het Bildt), and its see-going ships had this flag, as observed by Hesman, who drew it in his manuscript of 1708. The colors were later used for the new municipal flag of Het Bildt.
Source: Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek, 1962 [sie62].
Jarig Bakker, 21 May 1999