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Kollumerzwaag (The Netherlands)

Kollumerland en Nieuwkruisland, Fryslân province

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[Kollumerzwaag flag] by Shipmate, 15 May 2003
Adopted 1969; design: Fryske Rie foar Heraldyk See also:

Kollumerzwaag village (Kollumersweach)

Kollumerzwaag is a village with c. 3.000 inhabitants, which has absorbed the former villages of Zandbulten and Zwagerveen.
Kollumerzwaag / Kollumersweach - "Flag: Three vertical stripes VYV, proportioned 1:2:1, with in the center a low pedestal, with three pinnacles, a rectangular gate, and two narrow rectangular windows.
Heigt of tower : flagheight = 1:2; Width of tower : flagheight = 1:3
Colors: clear-green, clear-red en princes-yellow.
The village is also known as "De Sweach". The tower is a reminder of an order by Groningen to the villagers to demolish the three castles on their territory. No traces are left of the "stinsen", castles. Nickname: Hynstestrûpers (horse-knackers), after some redoubtable villagers who practised that ignominious job.
Source: information from Kollumerland municipality.

Zandbulten village (Sânbulten)

[Zandbulten Coat of Arms] by Jarig Bakker, 15 May 2003
Adopted 1969; design: Fryske Rie foar Heraldyk

Zandbulten / Sânbulten - "Flag: A green flag with a yellow triangle on the hoist reaching the flag-center.
Colors: clear-green and princes-yellow.
Zandbulten has been absorbed by the village of Kollumerzwaag; the hoist-triangle refers to the "bult" - hill in Zandbulten (meaning: sand-hills).
Source: information from Kollumerland municipality.


Zwagerveen village (Sweagerfean)

[Zwagerveen Coat of Arms] by Jarig Bakker, 15 May 2003
Adopted 1969; design: Fryske Rie foar Heraldyk

Zwagerveen / Sweagerfean - "Flag: Three vertical stripes VYV, proportioned 1:2:1, with over the center of the flag lengthwise three black rectangles, with height = 1/6 of flagheight, and length 1/3 of flagheight.
Colors: clear-green, princes-yellow, and black.
Zwagerveen is now part of Kollumerzwaag; the black rectangles are "turven", blocks of peat, referring to the village-name (veen=marshland with peat).
Source: information from Kollumerland municipality.