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Polderboard de Waadkant (The Netherlands)

Wetterskip de Waadkant, Fryslân province

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Wetterskip De Waadkant

The Polderboard De Waadkant is charged with watermanagement of north Fryslân province along the Waddenzee (see map on this site), with its seat in Stiens. It was founded in 1997 by the merger of the Polderboards 'Noardlik Westergoa' en 'Tusken Waed en Ie'.
Gerard van der Vaart, 11 February 2001

Wetterskip De Waadkant Coat of Arms

[De Waadkant's Coat of Arms] image from this site, reported by Gerard van der Vaart, 11 February 2001

The blue chief symbolizes the Wadden-area. The clover refers to the penetrating sea being repelled by land. Clover was also one of the elements of the arms of former polderboard 'Tusken Waed en Ie'. In the chief there is also a yellow six-pointed star, which may be interpreted as the position of the Polderboard, and also as reference to the seat of the board: the village of Stiens (in Leeuwarderadeel).
The two rings with crosses are a compromise of the comparable elements from the arms of both former polderboards.
Jarig Bakker, 3 May 2003

Tusken Waed en Ie Polderboard

[Tusken Waed en Ie Polderboard] by Jarig Bakker, 20 May 2004
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Official name: Wetterskip Tusken Waed en Ie; seat Stiens, Fryslân province.
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Flagdescription: Three horizontal stripes of blue, yellow, and blue, proportioned 1:3:1; the bottom stripe wavy; a red canton of 2/5 flagheight, charged with a white mill.
Source: DerkWillem Visser's Gemeentevlaggen en wapens Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, 2001.
The mill has been taken from the polderboard arms and is supposed to represent the potato-growth in this region in the North of Fryslân. The board was abolished in 1997 and became part of the new polderboard De Waadkant.
Jarig Bakker, 20 May 2004