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Franekeradeel (The Netherlands)

Fryslân province

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Franekeradeel municipality Shipmate Flagchart :

Other Frjentsjerteradiel pages: See also:

Municipal flag

Franekeradeel/Frjentsjerderteradiel is in northwest Friesland, the Netherlands. It consists of the old Frisian center of learning, Franeker, where Descartes studied and the 18th century feminist Anna Maria Schuurman had raised some eyebrows, and the old municipality of Franekeradeel.
Jarig Bakker, 22 August 1999

Franekeradeel Flag: "Blue with a yellow bend an in the top hoist on the yellow a red five-leaved rose." Established 28-11-1962.
The shield is: Blue a golden bend charged with one and accompanied by two roses red; the three roses per bend sinister
Under Franekeradeel is mentioned that the municipal hall is the Martenahuis in Franeker.
Franc van Diest, 22 Sep 2000

Historical flags

1962 - 1984 flag Shipmate Flagchart :

from 1962 - 1984

Franekeradeel before 1962 Shipmate Flagchart :

Flag in use before 1962

Frentsjer city (Franeker)

former Franeker Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 14 Dec 1962

Franeker/Frentsjer is one of the 11 Frisian cities, located between Leeuwarden and the Afsluitdijk (Enclosure-dam). It's an old university town and the place where Friesland's most important yearly sporting event, the 'PC' of 'kaatsen' (striking a ball with the open hand - pelote (?) takes place on the 'Tsjûkelân". (a very small green)
The flag was in Hesman's flagbook of 1708 with 4 horizontal stripes YBYB. On the advice of Klaes Sierksma the flag became simply YB, to avoid confusion with the flag of Friesland's capital, Leeuwarden (BYBY). In 1984 Franeker merged with Franekeradeel and it is not known which (if any) flag is used as city-flag.
Jarig Bakker, 5 October 1999

Barradiel [former municipality] (Barradeel)

Barradeel Shipmate Flagchart :