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Wuns (The Netherlands)

Wûnseradiel municipality, Fryslân province

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[Wûns village flag] Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 19 Apr 1955; design: Kl. Sierksma

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Wûns village

Wûns (Dutch: Wons) is a village in Wûnseradiel municipality in the province of Fryslân.
Flag: per hoistdiagonal green - white - green - white; at the hoist the narrowed municipal flag.
adopted 1955; design: Kl. Sierksma.
Arms: vert a deer passant argent.
Green is the color of the meadows around Wûns; the deer has been caught here, after its antlers were broken in de Middle Ages according to legend. On the churchspire is a windvane with that deer.

Wûns is a village with c. 300 inhabitants between Bolsward city and the Ofslútdyk (enclosuredam), with two churches. Here was the old court of law in open air ("Wonzer weerstal") of Wûnseradiel.

Nickname: "Theebussen" - teatins: the Wûnser church looks like one.

Source: It Beaken, jrg. xxxi, # 3-4, Dec 1969
Encyclopedie van Friesland, 1958
Groot Schimpnamenboek van Nederland, by Dirk van der Heide, 1998

Jarig Bakker, 12 Apr 2005

Wûns Coat of Arms

[Wûns Coat of Arms] by Jarig Bakker, 12 Apr 2005