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Ternaard (The Netherlands)

Dongeradeel municipality, Fryslân province

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Ternaard village

Ternaard was the administrative center of Westdongeradeel. On 1-1-1999 there were 1371 inhabitants.
Flagdescription: Blue with a wavy white diagonal stripe from hoist-top to fly-bottom of 1/3 flagheight; in hoist-bottom a yellow six-pointed star.
Explanation: The flag is identical to the flag of the former municipality of Westdongeradeel, apart from the star, which has been added for Ternaard's function as capital of village bureaucracy. (see also: Metslawier).
Jarig Bakker, 4 Nov 2000

Ternaard Coat of Arms

[Ternaard Coat of Arms] by Jarig Bakker, 3 May 2004

Description: "In blue a silver wavy (heraldic) right bend with in chief a six-pointed golden star and in base a golden fleur-de-lis".
Ternaard was the seat of the former municipality of Westdongeradeel, which is why those arms were the base. The fleur-de-lis has been taken from the arms of the Aylva (say: Alüa) family. The star is the very ancient Frisian "Leid-Ster" (leading star), as counterpart to the seat of Metslawier, seat of the former municipality of Oostdongeradeel.
Source: "Anoniem, 1994 (Wapens en vlaggen van Dongeradeel)".