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Gytsjerk (The Netherlands)

Tytsjerksteradiel municipality, Fryslân province

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[Gytsjerk flag] by Jarig Bakker, 6 May 2004
adopted 22 Nov 1984; design: P. Bultsma

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Gytsjerk village (Giekerk)

Flagdescription: trije likelange banen fan read-giel-read mei yn de giele baan in griene, út 'e grûn skuorde beam.
That is: Three equally wide vertical bars in RYR with in the yellow bar a green eradicated tree.
The shield-division is striking; it represents several items:
- The strip-parceling of the agricultural fields, characteristic of the Frisian forest-areas (Fryske Wâlden): long strips with tree-fences or brushes to fence off fields.
- The usage of the soil: there is cattlebreeding and agriculture in this area, with cattle in the first place (in Gytsjerk is the main artificial insemination station in Fryslân: de Takomst). The chief of the shield represents agriculture, and the base cattlebreeding.
- The red color symbolizes buildings, and gold sandy soil.
Gytsjerk (Dutch: Giekerk) is a village with c. 1000 inhabitants, who are mainly occupied in agriculture.
Source: Doarpswapens en doarpsflaggen fan de doarpen yn de gemeente Tytsjerksteradiel, 1996.
Jarig Bakker, 6 May 2004

Gytsjerk Coat of Arms

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

Description: a golden shield with a red chief, the shield with three red pales and the chief with three yellow pales (countercharged); over all a green eradicated tree.
Source: Doarpswapens en doarpsflaggen fan de doarpen yn de gemeente Tytsjerksteradiel, 1996.
Jarig Bakker, 6 May 2004