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Menaldumadeel (The Netherlands)

Fryslân province

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Menaldumadeel municipality Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net
adopted 23 Jul 1963

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Menaldumadeel municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 14.094; area: 70,04 km². Settlements: Menaldum (seat), Beetgum, Beetgumermolen, Berlikum, Blessum, Boksum, Deinum, Dronrijp, Engelum, Marssum, Schingen, Slappeterp, Wier.
Menaldumadeel (Frisian: Menameradiel) lies in northwest Friesland.
The municipal flag: "Stripes of a length 1 : 3, yellow and blue with at the center of the blue a lying unicorn looking back." Established 23 Jul 1963; derived from the municipal Coat of Arms; The unicorn has been taken from a family Coat of Arms, but its significance seems to be a mystery.
Jarig Bakker, 31 August 1999

In view of the mysterious origin of the unicorn in the flag of Menaldumadeel (Fryslân) it might be a good idea to have a look in Ee (Dongeradeel). Flag and Coat of Arms of that village contain a unicorn. Perhaps there is a connection somewhere."
Saskia Steinhorst, 25 Mar 2004


Menaldumadeel wimpel

[Menaldumadeel wimpel] image by Jarig Bakker, 3 Sep 2006
adopted 3 Sep 2002; design: Rudolf J. Broersma

Mr Rudolf Broersma kindly sent me an image of the pennant of the municipality of Menaldumadeel (Frisian: Menameradiel), in (NW) Fryslân province in the Netherlands.
Description: a blue hoist, with a white erased and turned unicorn's head; two fly-stripes of blue and white.
Additional information: This was originally designed in the 1980's, by means of a system, which placed municipalities in the old provincial divisions (Oostergo, Westergo or Zevenwouden).
The head of the unicorn was turned at the request of the municipality, to agree with arms and flag, which show a regardant unicorn.
Design: adopted 3 Sep 2002, by municipal resolution, and registered in Genealogysk Jierboek 2004, blz. 177. Author: Rudolf J. Broersma
Jarig Bakker, 3 Sep 2006


Menaldumadeel unofficial wimpel

[Menaldumadeel unofficialwimpel] image by Jarig Bakker, 3 Sep 2003

On my way from Harlingen to Eagum last saturday, I came to Dronrijp, in Menaldumadeel, where apart from a lot of Frisian wimpels one wimpel was flying that I believe must have been the municipal wimpel of Menaldumadeel:
A square blue hoist charged with a white lying unicorn with head turned, details in blue; two vertical equally wide stripes of blue and white.
The unicorn comes from the flag of Menaldumadeel; for the municipality wimpels blue and white stripes were chosen for the municipalities of Westergo. The municipal website shows it too.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 1 Sep 2003


Menaldumadeel Coat of Arms

[Menaldumadeel Coat of Arms] from Ralf Hartemink's site.

Granted 20 Jun 1938. Azure a lying Unicorn looking back silver, accompanied in the right upper corner of a shell gold, in the left upper corner of a diamond silver an in the base of a leafless golden acorn, stem downward.