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Hantum (The Netherlands)

Dongeradeel municipality, Fryslân province

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[Hantum village flag] by Jarig Bakker, 2 May 2004

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Hantum village

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

[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)"