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Ljouwert [Fryslân, Municipality] [Provincial Capital] (The Netherlands)

Leeuwarden [Friesland, Gemeente] [Provincie Hoofdstad] (Nederland)

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leeuwarden municipality Shipmate Flagchart :

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Municipal flag

Leeuwarden/Ljouwert (Ljout, locally: Luwarden) is the capital of the Dutch province Friesland/Fryslbn. There are about 100.000 inhabitants.

This flag was readopted 1 August 1947 after an image from a flagbook of 1708. Before that the citizens used a flag of two bars of Blue and Yellow. But no less than 21 sources depict for Leeuwarden a flag with a yellow lion; in 16 cases on a green field, in 5 cases on a blue field. Source: Sierksma, Nederlands Vlaggenboek, 1962.

Jarig Bakker  28 August 1999.

Leeuwarden: Flag: "Four stripes blue and yellow." Confirmed 1-8-1947.

The shield is: Blue a lion gold.

Under Leeuwarden the lion is described as "climbing", the tip of the tail curling inward.

Goutum [village]

Goutum [dorp]

Goutum village Shipmate Flagchart :

Goutum, municipality Leeuwarden/Ljouwert, Friesland/Fryslân, the Netherlands. It was till 1944 part of Leeuwarderadeel.
The battlements on the flag refer to the Wiarda State, one of the last 'stinzen' (castles) in Friesland (demolished 1882).

Jarig Bakker 18 January 2001

Hampens [village]

Himpens [dorp]

Hampens village Shipmate Flagchart :

Huizum [village]

Huzum [dorp]

Huizum village Shipmate Flagchart :

Swichum [village]

Swichum [dorp]

Swichum village Shipmate Flagchart :

Teerns [village]

Tearns [dorp]

Teerns village Shipmate Flagchart :

Wijtgaard [village]

Wytgaard [dorp]

Wijtgaard village Shipmate Flagchart :

Wirdum [village]

Wurdum [dorp]

Wirdum village Shipmate Flagchart :

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