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Boarnsterhim municipality, Fryslân province
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by Jarig Bakker, 21 Aug 2003
Wergea (Dutch: Warga), village in Boarnsterhim municipality, Fryslân.
It used to be in the former municipality of Idaarderadeel, with three churches
and (1958) 1484 inhabitants; 1973: 1684. It was between three lakes (made
dry): Hempensermeer (1779), Wargaaster meer (1633), Jornahuister meer (or
Lytse mar, 1633). It was the first Frisian village with a dairy factory,
and main depôt of the Frico firm (which produces Friesche Vlag dairy
products, sold in every village in the Sahara). It used to be famous for
skate-making, but that industry has moved to Drylts.
Wergea: CoA: in silver a blue fess charged with a golden skate with
two red cogwheels and below it three red fishes placed 2-1.
The CoA was designed after consultation of the local historical and
The cogwheels represent the Frico dairy factory. The skate, for the
"Wergeaster Redens" factory, is in blue as a reminder of the canal
Âlddjip (Old Deep). which connected the village in olden days with
the Middelzee. The three fishes remind of the three former lakes.
Flag: two vertical stripes of blue and white, proportioned 2:1; in
the blue stripe a yellow skate.
Source: Genealogysk Jierboekje 1986.
Encyclopedie van Friesland, 1958.
Jarig Bakker, 21 Aug 2003
from the Genealogysk Jierboekje 1986.