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Burgum (The Netherlands)

Boarnsterhim municipality, Fryslân province

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Burgum by Jarig Bakker, 6 May 2004
adopted 22 Nov 1984; design: P. Bultsma

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Burgum village (Bergum)

Flag: yellow with a blue cross centered with arms of 1/5 flagheight; in top hoist in yellow a black horn with a red cord.
The blue cross reminds of the Augustine monastery as well as the four canals converging in Burgum. The fish symbolizes fishing in the Burgumermar, and also Christianity - symbol of Christ. The horn refers to the arms of the municipal division of Trynwâlden and to the nobility which used to live in Burgum. The tree is a symbol of the forest in the environment; the trees have economic value because of tree cultivation and the barking mill, which alas has disappeared.
Source: Doarpswapens en doarpsflaggen fan de doarpen yn de gemeente Tytsjerksteradiel, 1996.
Jarig Bakker, 6 May 2004

Burgum Coat of Arms

[Burgum Coat of Arms] by Jarig Bakker, 6 May 2004
adopted 22 Nov 1984; design: P. Bultsma

Description: in gold a cross of blue, with in the heart of the cross a fish of silver; in the first quarter a hunting horn of black with a red cord; in the second quarter an eradicated tree of green.
Source: Doarpswapens en doarpsflaggen fan de doarpen yn de gemeente Tytsjerksteradiel, 1996.
Jarig Bakker, 6 May 2004