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Tsjerkwerd (The Netherlands)

Wûnseradiel municipality, Fryslân province

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adopted 19 Apr 1955; design: Kl. Sierksma

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Tsjerkwerd village

Tsjerkwerd (Frisian: Tsjerkwert) Coat of Arms: in green three silver lozenges, placed 2:1; in chief with three red waterlilyleaves.
The lozenges are derived from the arms of the Walta-family, which resided on the "stins" (fortified stately house) in this village.
Flag: diagonally divided white-green; on white a red waterlilyleaf; at the hoist three horizontal stripes blue-white-blue, representing the Wûnseradiel flag.
Tsjerwerd is a village SW of of Bolsward city, on the canal to Workum, with (1958) 523; (1974) 438 inhabitants. Hamlets: Arkum, Jonkershuizen, Baburen. West of Tsjerkwerd is the van Panhuyskanaal.
Nickname: "Skieppesturten" (sheeptails); "Lammesturten" (lamb's tails - referring to the bad habit of keeping sheep of course, but also possibly to small lambs indicating their happiness.
Source: "It Beaken", magazine of the Fryske Akademie, Dec 1969.
Encyclopedie van Friesland, 1958.
Jarig Bakker, 25 Sep 2003

Tsjerkwerd Coat of Arms

[Tsjerkwerd Coat of Arms] from "It Beaken", magazine of the Fryske Akademie, Dec 1969.