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Wetsens (The Netherlands)

Dongeradeel municipality, Fryslân province

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Wetsens village

Wetsens (Frisian: Wetsens) had 1-1-1999 62 inhabitants - most notable because its church doesn't have a tower.
Flagdescription: Diagonally divided from hoist-bottom to fly-top of yellow and red; in yellow a black wing.
Explanation: The diagonal division refers to Oostdongeradeel. Red is the color of the pot of food for the patron saint of the village: St. Vitus. The wing is from the Jarla family Coat of Arms. Yellow is probably for the wheat on Wetsens' fields.
Jarig Bakker, 4 November 2000

Wetsens Coat of Arms

[Wetsens Coat of Arms] by Jarig Bakker, 4 May 2004

Description: "In gold a narrowed blue fess; in chief with two black eagle's wings, facing; in base with a red cooking pot".
The cooking pot is symbolic of St. Vitus, the patron saint. The eagle's wings are a pars-pro-toto for the eagle from the Jarla family arms. The blue fess represents the Jellegat (= Jarla's hole, a canal. It symbolizes also the Jaarlasleat, which connects the canals of Paesens and the Dokkumer Grootdiep.
Source: "Anoniem, 1994 (Wapens en vlaggen van Dongeradeel)"