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Niawier (The Netherlands)

Dongeradeel municipality, Fryslân province

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Niawier village (Nijewier)

Flag: Diagonally divided from hoist-bottom to fly-top of yellow and green; in yellow the red Jerusalemcross from the arms of 1/2 flagheight.
Niawier (Frisian: Nijewier) had 1-1-1999 409 inhabitants. The name means 'new mound', a strange name for a village, which was probably there in 1224 A.D. The monastery Sion was founded there c. 1195 and was left in 1580. At present it is an agricultural community.
The flag of Niawier has the Oostdongeradeel diagonal division; the green color symbolizes the 'wier' or terp, while yellow is for the golden corn-ears. Finally the Jerusalem cross refers to the old Sion monastery with one of the old Utrecht bishopric colors.
Jarig Bakker, 1 November 2000

Niawier Coat of Arms

[Niawier Coat of Arms] by Jarig Bakker, 3 May 2004

Description: "In gold a green mound issuing from base with in chief a red Jerusalem cross, consisting of a cross potent, in the corners with four ordinary crosses.
Source: "Anoniem, 1994 (Wapens en vlaggen van Dongeradeel)".