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The old flag (adoption date unknown, designer unknown) was:
Blue, with halfway a narrow horizontal yellow stripe and at the hoist a fleur-de-lis over all countercharged.
The fleur-de-lis is taken from the municipal arms.
Source: Encyclopedie van het hedendaagse Friesland, 1975
In 1984 the municipality got its present flag.
Jarig Bakker, 8 Apr 2005
Granted 16 Mar 1984
Doniawerstal was a municipality in southwest Friesland, south of Sneek. It consisted mainly of grassland and lakes. Capital: Langweer (well known with nice weather sailors :-). The municipality was dissolved in 1984; part went to Wymbritseradiel and part went to Skarsterlân. At the time of its dissolution it had its Dutch name; in Frisian it was Doanjewerstal.
Flag adopted 23 August 1963. Design by the 'Fryske Rie foar Heraldyk'
(Frisian Council for Heraldry). Yellow is the color of the field of the
municipal Coat of Arms; blue of the globe in the Coat of Arms and black of the cross on the
globe. Red is the color of the arm holding the globe. Source: Vexillia
Nostra 124, p. 17.
Jarig Bakker, 1 October 1999
IJlst - Drylts is one of the eleven Frisian cities, just south of Sneek.
The name is derived from the river Ee - Ie, slowing through the town. It
was founded when that river flowed southward from the 'Middelzee'.
Compared with Sneek IJlst remained a small town, although it was renowned
because of its skate-manufacturing company 'Nooitgedacht'. Shipyards
abounded in its environment. Now it is virtually part of Sneek.
The ship on the flag is a 'kogge', a medieval vessel, symbolizing the shipbuilding tradition of the town. IJlst was made part of
Wymbritseradeel in 1984, but will continue to use this flag (I presume).
Jarig Bakker, 29 October 1999