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Wymbritseradiel [Municipality] (The Netherlands)

Wymbritseradeel [Gemeente] (Nederland)

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Wymbriseradeel municipality Shipmate Flagchart :

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Municipal flag

Wymbritseardeel/Wymbritseradiel is in southwest Friesland 

The flag (adopted 1984?) contains the lily, which probably symbolizes the medieval feuding party of 'Schieringers'. The ship is a medieval 'koggeschip', pointing at Staveren as a member of the Hanseatic League.

Jarig Bakker, 7 September 1999

Āldegea [village]

Oudega [dorp]

village of Oudega Shipmate Flagchart :

Doniawerstal [former municipality]

Doanjewerstal [voormalige gemeente]

former municipality of Doniawerstal Shipmate Flagchart :

Doniawerstal was a municipality in southwest Friesland, south of Sneek. It consisted mainly of grassland and lakes. Capital: Langweer (well known with nice weather sailors :-). The municipality was dissolved in 1984; part went to Wymbritseradiel and part went to Skarsterlān.

Flag adopted 23 August 1963. Design by the 'Fryske Rie foar Heraldyk' (Frisian Council for Heraldry). Yellow is the color of the field of the municipal CoA; blue of the globe in the CoA and black of the cross on the globe. Red is the color of the arm holding the globe. Source: Vexillia Nostra 124, p. 17.

Jarig Bakker, 1 October 1999

Flag: "A hoist of red and blue and a yellow fly and over all a black scandinavian cross; the width of the arms of the cross amounts to 1/5th of the height of the flag. Established 23-8-1963.

Under Doniawerstal it says that Langweer is the capital, that the red and yellow are squares, and that the shield is:
Gold, charged with a red arm, coming from the right side of the shield, holding in the hand a reversed world orb azure, whereof the cross is black.

Under Municipal flags the flags is shown to have red and blue squares, therefore the "red and yellow" of the second description is most likely in error.

Under Municipal arms the black and white redition of the shield appears to display the arm "clothed red with a hand proper", like in the Lemsterland arms.

I don't know of an actual English term "world orb", but in Dutch there are different words for this type of "orb": "Rijksappel" and "wereldappel", lit. "realm apple" resp. "world apple". Though I don't know whether the depiction would differs, the Dutch text speaks of an "aardkloot", a globe. Since it's supposed to have a cross it's not a model of the earth, but rather an Orb. However, the reference to the whole earth would make it a "wereldappel", hence "world orb".

Drylts [village]

IJlst [dorp]

village IJlst Shipmate Flagchart :

IJlst - Drylts is one of the eleven Frisian cities, just south of Sneek. The name is derived from the river Ee - Ie, streaming through the town. It was founded when that river streamed southward from the 'Middelzee'. Compared with Sneek IJlst remained a small town, although it was renowned because of its skate-manufacturing company 'Nooitgedacht'. Shipyards abounded in its environment. Now it is virtually part of Sneek.

The ship on the flag is a 'kogge', a medieval vessel, symbolizing the shipbuilding tradition of the town. IJlst was made part of
Wymbritseradeel in 1984, but will continue to use this flag (I presume).

Jarig Bakker, 29 October 1999

Heech [village]

Heeg [dorp]

Heech village Shipmate Flagchart :

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