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Foudgum (The Netherlands)
Dongeradeel municipality, Fryslân province
Last modified: 2004-05-08 by jarig bakker
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Flag: Yellow with a blue diagonal from hoist-top to fly-bottom of 1/3 flagheight;
the diagonal charged with the pen from the arms.
The homepage of the tiny village of Foudgum in the municipality of
Dongeradeel is at: http://www.nofriesland.nl/foudgum/
It contains the flag and CoA, which have been inspired by the 19th
century writer François Haverschmidt (AKA Piet Paaltjens), who was
the village vicar (dominee) 1859-1862, hence the pen. The blue diagonal
bar is for the road from Dokkum to Holwerd (and Ameland), which cuts the
village in two.
Jarig Bakker, 22 August 1999
by Jarig Bakker, 2 May 2004
Description: "In gold a right diagonal blue stripe, charged with a gold
penholder with balance spring nib of the same, the holder pointing upwards;
the diagonal bar with sinister in gold a red rose".
The rose is derived from the arms of the Stenstera family.
Source: "Anoniem, 1994 (Wapens en vlaggen van Dongeradeel)"