Flag: Diagonally divided from hoist-top to fly-bottom of red and white;
on red a yellow acornwith stem pointing downward; the acorn is of 1/2 flagheight.
Hantum (Frisian: Hantum, say: Hontum) is a rural village in former
Westdongeradeel, 7 km NW of Dokkum. The flag is based on the old municipal
flag; the colors are the Utrecht Old Bishop colors. The acorn is from the
old Hettinga family Coat of Arms.
Jarig Bakker, 27 October 2000
Hantum Coat of Arms
by Jarig Bakker, 2 May 2004
Description: "Right diagonally divided of white and red; in silver a
red acorn, thestem pointing downward; in red three golden pennies, placed
one and two".
The acorn is from the arms of the Hettinga family. The pennies refer
to the church's patron saint, Nicholas, and also to legal sessions held
here every tuesday.
Source: "Anoniem, 1994 (Wapens en vlaggen van Dongeradeel)"