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Menaldumadeel (The Netherlands)

Fryslân province

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Menaldumadeel municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 23 Jul 1963

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Menaldumadeel municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 14.094; area: 70,04 km². Settlements: Menaldum (seat), Beetgum, Beetgumermolen, Berlikum, Blessum, Boksum, Deinum, Dronrijp, Engelum, Marssum, Schingen, Slappeterp, Wier.
Menaldumadeel (Frisian: Menameradiel) lies in northwest Friesland.
The municipal flag: "Stripes of a length 1 : 3, yellow and blue with at the center of the blue a lying unicorn looking back." Established 23 Jul 1963; derived from the municipal CoA; The unicorn has been taken from a family CoA, but its significance seems to be a mystery.
Jarig Bakker, 31 August 1999

In view of the mysterious origin of the unicorn in the flag of Menaldumadeel (Fryslân) it might be a good idea to have a look in Ee (Dongeradeel). Flag and CoA of that village contain a unicorn. Perhaps there is a connection somewhere."
Saskia Steinhorst, 25 Mar 2004

Menaldumadeel wimpel

[Menaldumadeel wimpel] by Jarig Bakker, 3 Sep 2003

On my way from Harlingen to Eagum last saturday, I came to Dronrijp, in Menaldumadeel, where apart from a lot of Frisian wimpels one wimpel was flying that I believe must have been the municipal wimpel of Menaldumadeel:
A square blue hoist charged with a white lying unicorn with head turned, details in blue; two vertical equally wide stripes of blue and white.
The unicorn comes from the flag of Menaldumadeel; for the municipality wimpels blue and white stripes were chosen for the municipalities of Westergo.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 1 Sep 2003

Menaldumadeel CoA

[Menaldumadeel CoA] from Ralf Hartemink's site.

Granted 20 Jun 1938. Azure a lying Unicorn looking back silver, accompanied in the right upper corner of a shell gold, in the left upper corner of a diamond silver an in the base of a leafless golden acorn, stem downward.