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In the municipality of Zuidhorn are the following villages: Aduard,
Briltil, Den Ham, Den Horn, De Poffert, Grijpskerk, Kommerzijl, Lauwerzijl,
Niehove, Niezijl, Noordhorn, Oldehove, Pieterzijl, Saaksum, Visvliet and
Zuidhorn. Zuidhorn municipality has 18.100 inhabitants and is situated
between the city of Groningen and Friesland province. It is still inside
the province of Groningen.
Dick Elbers, 2 Oct 2001
The arms have been derived from the Coat of Arms of the Hanckema family, founders
of the lordship of Zuidhorn and Noordhorn. After the junction the new coat
of arms was designed with symbols referring to the history of the municipality.
A central place is for the old monastery of Aduard. The old Aduard municipality
arms have been adopted with slight changes. The lion and griffin hail from
the arms of Aduard and Grijpskerk.
Info from Ralf Hartemink's site; The old municipal arms are available on that site too.