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Foudgum (The Netherlands)

Dongeradeel municipality, Fryslân province

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Foudgum village

Flag: Yellow with a blue diagonal from hoist-top to fly-bottom of 1/3 flagheight; the diagonal charged with the pen from the arms.
The homepage of the tiny village of Foudgum in the municipality of Dongeradeel is at:
It contains the flag and Coat of Arms, which have been inspired by the 19th century writer François Haverschmidt (AKA Piet Paaltjens), who was the village vicar (dominee) 1859-1862, hence the pen. The blue diagonal bar is for the road from Dokkum to Holwerd (and Ameland), which cuts the village in two.
Jarig Bakker, 22 August 1999

Foudgum Coat of Arms

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

Description: "In gold a right diagonal blue stripe, charged with a gold penholder with balance spring nib of the same, the holder pointing upwards; the diagonal bar with sinister in gold a red rose".
The rose is derived from the arms of the Stenstera family.
Source: "Anoniem, 1994 (Wapens en vlaggen van Dongeradeel)"