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Kollum (The Netherlands)

Kollumerland en Nieuwkruisland, Fryslân province

Last modified: 2010-12-28 by jarig bakker
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[Kollum new flag]  image by Jarig Bakker, 13 May 2003 See also:

Kollum new flag

Flag: Three stripes Red - Yellow - Green, with in the center of the yellow stripe a red six-pointed star, pointed upward.
Colors: clear red, clear green and princes-yellow.
The star's height is 1/5 of the flag height.
Source: info sent by the municipality.

Kollum village old flag

[Kollum village flag]  image by Jarig Bakker, 11 May 2003

Kollum is in northeast Friesland, the seat of the municipality of Kollumerland en Nieuwkruisland / Kollumerlân en Nijkrúslân. It is listed as a "vlek", a settlement bigger than a village and smaller than a town, with c. 5.000 inhabitants. The local vernacular "Kollumers" is regarded as a form of "Stadsfries", a mix between Frisian and Dutch. Kollum is a regional center for Kollumerland and Achtkarspelen.
The flag of Kollum dates at least from 1708, as Gerrit Hesman's Flaggeboek has an image of it, a horizontal triband r-y-v. I am not sure how long this was in use, or whether it was taken out of use, or whether it is now used as village flag. The municipal website shows a logo with a r-y-v flag, with in the center the municipal coat of arms.
Jarig Bakker, 11 May 2003