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Anjum (The Netherlands)

Dongeradeel municipality, Fryslân province

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Anjum village (Aenjum)

Flag: Diagonally divided from top-fly to hoist-bottom in two; top-hoist white with three green bulrushes, bound with a red ribbon; the fly with eight equally wide horizontal stripes of white and blue.
Anjum (Frisian: Aenjum, is in the northeast of Dongeradeel, traditionally the largest village of East Dongeradeel. To indicate that this village belonged to that former municipality the flag has a diagonal running from the bottom of the hoist to the fly-top. The bound stalks are bullrush, or as we used to call them: 'bollepiesten'. In the description they have been derived from some Coat of Arms, but it is well known that Anjum was separated from the rest of the municipality by marshy lands, de Kolken, which only recently were transformed in luscious meadows. I should mention, that at present there is an important asylum for birds, the Fûgelpits.
Jarig Bakker, 26 October 2000

Anjum Coat of Arms

[Anjum Coat of Arms] image by Jarig Bakker, 2 May 2004

Description: "Per fess: I. in silver three crossed green bulrushes, bound with a red ribbon; II. per pale of blue and silver of eight pieces.
The bulrushes (Frisian: tuorrebouten) are derived from the arms of the Holdinga family. The vertical stripes are from the arms of the family of Schwartzenberg Thoe Hohenlansberg.
Source: "Anoniem, 1994 (Wapens en vlaggen van Dongeradeel)"