Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 10.913; area: 289,17 km². Settlements:
Workum (seat), Hemelum, Hindeloopen, It Heidenskip, Koudum, Molkwerum,
Nijhuizum, Stavoren, Warns.
The name Nijefurd for this municipality in southwest Friesland was
chosen at the occasion of the municipal reorganisation in 1984 of the province
of Friesland, the Netherlands. The main area consists of the old municipality
of Hemelumer Oldeferd (Oldeferd = old 'vrede' = peace, referring
to the old judicial domain). Added were the cities of Staveren,
and Workum, which are really small villages
with city-rights of old. Staveren was in early medieval times the capital
of the Frisian nation.
Flagdescription: at the hoist three equally wide stripes green - blue
- black, each containing a yellow mural crown of three pinnacles, joined
red; and at the fly two equally wide horizontal stripes yellow - red.
The mural crowns symbolize the three towns in the municipality.
Jarig Bakker, 31 August 1999