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Oostdongeradeel (The Netherlands)
Dongeradeel municipality, Fryslân province
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Flag: "Blue a trice waved white fly-wise bar with in the top hoist a yellow
lily, and in the lower fly three bundled corn eaves whereof one standing
and two bent." Adopted 17 Dec1963; modified 7 Jul 1964, abolished 1984.
Oostdongeradeel is in northeast Friesland, northeast of Dokkum, from
which it derives its (old) name: Dockingheradeel. It is an agricultural
region, since 1984 part of the municipality of Dongeradeel.
The white wavy diagonal on the flag symbolizes the former river Paesens,
which separated Oost- and West-dongeradeel. The lily might have been added
because it looked nice and the three ears symbolized fertility.
Jarig Bakker, 26 October 1999
Oostdongeradeel Coat of Arms
image by Jarig Bakker, 4 May 2004
Granted 25 Mar 1818
Description: Blue with a white diagonal stripe from top left to bottom
The crown is not in the official description. The black line in the
white stripe has been added in Sierksma's "De gemeentewapens van Nederland",
1962, and was also present on letter paper of the municipality.