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Leeuwarden-Westeinde (Netherlands)

leeuwarden municipality, Fryslân province

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[Leeuwarden-Westeinde flag] by Jarig Bakker, 25 Aug 2003
adopted 1997; Design: R.J. Broersma.

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Leeuwarden-Westeinde cityward

The municipality of Leeuwarden (Frysân) consists of the city of Leeuwarden and several small villages. The city of Leeuwarden is divided in several quarters, like Camminghaburen (which may have a flag based on the colors of the FC Cambuur (soccer club)) and Westeinde.
Westeinde CoA: an Empire-shield of green with a red heartshield, charged with an open silver book with on each page a black capital W; on to and left and right of the heartshield with a goosefeather, bending with the form of the heartshield, below an inkpot, all in gold. The shield placed on a white ribbon charged with the text: WIJKVERENIGING WESTEINDE in green capitals.
Flag: four equally wide horizontal stripes of blue and yellow; a red hoist of 1/3 glaglength, charged with a white goosefeather, placed diagonally from the bottomhoist; the feather is next to a white inkpot of 1/6 flagheight.
The flag is based on older proposals for Leeuwarder quarter-societies, namely the Leeuwarder cityflag with a red hoist as symbol for the building (red brick houses), charged with elements characteritic of the quarter. For the "Wijkvereniging Westeinde" the choice was made for a goosefeather and an inkpot, because the streets have been named after writers and poets. The colors red and white are the colors of the old Frisian division of Oostergo, of which Leeuwarden was the capital.
The CoA is based on the same theme: red buildings in a green quarter.
The heartshield (in de colors of Oostergo) shows the product of the writers: the book. In the book two W's - the initials of the
Design: R.J. Broersma
Source: Genealogysk Jierboekje 1997.
The homepage of the Fryske Rie foar Heraldyk shows the CoA and flag under "korporaasjes" (commercial symbols).
Jarig Bakker, 25 Aug 2003

Leeuwarden-Westeinde emblem

[Leeuwarden-Westeinde emblem] from the homepage of the Fryske Rie foar Heraldyk.