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Piaam (The Netherlands)

Wûnseradiel municipality, Fryslân province

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[Piaam village flag] Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net
adopted 19 Apr 1955; design: Kl. Sierksma

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Piaam village

Piaam is a village in Wûnseradiel municipality in the province of Fryslân.
Flag: per yellow flydiagonal blue over green; at the hoist the narrowed municipal flag.
adopted 1955; design: Kl. Sierksma
Arms: Azure six ducks argent beaked or, placed 3,2,1
The ducks represent the duck-cages here. They are now very important for birdwatchers to study the migration of birds.
Piaam is a small village with less than 100 inhabitants. They live off agriculture in the north and southwest, and cattlebreeding in the south along the former Parregaaster Lake. There were two duck cages, one is used for ringing birds. In the 19th century birds caught were sold to Holland.

Source: It Beaken, jrg. xxxi, # 3-4, Dec 1969
Encyclopedie van Friesland, 1958
Jarig Bakker, 12 Apr 2005


Piaam Coat of Arms

[Piaam Coat of Arms] by Jarig Bakker, 12 Apr 2005