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Dongeradeel municipality, Fryslân province
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Anjum village (Aenjum)
Flag: Diagonally divided from top-fly to hoist-bottom in two; top-hoist
white with three green bulrushes, bound with a red ribbon; the fly with
eight equally wide horizontal stripes of white and blue.
Anjum (Frisian: Aenjum, is in the northeast of Dongeradeel, traditionally
the largest village of East Dongeradeel. To indicate that this village
belonged to that former municipality the flag has a diagonal running from
the bottom of the hoist to the fly-top. The bound stalks are bullrush,
or as we used to call them: 'bollepiesten'. In the description they
have been derived from some Coat of Arms, but it is well known that Anjum was separated
from the rest of the municipality by marshy lands, de Kolken, which only
recently were transformed in luscious meadows. I should mention, that at
present there is an important asylum for birds, the Fûgelpits.
Jarig Bakker, 26 October 2000
Anjum Coat of Arms
image by Jarig Bakker, 2 May 2004
Description: "Per fess: I. in silver three crossed green bulrushes,
bound with a red ribbon; II. per pale of blue and silver of eight pieces.
The bulrushes (Frisian: tuorrebouten) are derived from the arms of
the Holdinga family. The vertical stripes are from the arms of the family
of Schwartzenberg Thoe Hohenlansberg.
Source: "Anoniem, 1994 (Wapens en vlaggen van Dongeradeel)"