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Ferwerderadiel (The Netherlands)

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ferwerderadeel municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 30 Jun 1959

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Ferwerderadiel municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 8.953; area: 133,93 km². Settlements: Ferwert (seat), Bartlehiem (part), Blije, Burdaard, Ginnum, Hallum, Hegebeintum, Jannum, Jislum, Lichtaard, Marrum, Reitsum, Wânswert.
Ferwerderadiel/Ferwerderadeel is a municipality in North Friesland. the Netherlands. It is named after its seat, Ferwerd.
The flag was adopted 30 June 1959. Colors and stars are derived from the municipal CoA. The number of villages determined the number of elements in the municipal flag. (v. Sierksma, Nederlands vlaggenboek, 1962)
Jarig Bakker, 22 August 1999

Ferwerderadiel CoA

Ferwerderadiel CoAInternational Civic Arms :

Granted 25 Mar 1818.

Hallum village

[Hallum village flag] by Mark Sensen, 29 Aug 1999

The village flag of Hallum (in the Frisian municipality Ferwerderadiel) has a black hoist (1/3th of the flag length), and a fly horizontally striped in the colours of the rainbow: red-orange-yellow-green-blue-indigo-violet.
The design is from the local artist Ids Willemsma. All the colours represent the day, the black represents the night. The colours also refer to colours of the world: products of the local industry find their way all over the world. The number seven (of the seven stripes) comes from the coat-of-arms of the municipality of Ferwerderadeel with its seven stars.
Source: Genealogysk Jierboek 1995.
Mark Sensen, 29 Aug 1999

8 colors (black, red - orange - yellow - green - blue - indigo - violet) on one flag should be a vexillological worldrecord!
Mark Sensen, 8 Jun 2003

I have been trying to find out for a number of years now who was responsible of foisting this truly hideous flag design on the lovely village of Hallum but no one seems to know or want to own up. Yet the flag has been around for a while (at least for 7 years) and is displayed from every shopfront in the village, which is about 4 kilometers from  my home in Wânswert.
I know of no other flag that features *eight* different colours in such a manner - it is the vertical black stripe that really spoils its appearance, without that it could be the gay flag.
André van de Loo, 9 Jun 2003

Hallum CoA

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