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Tersoal (The Netherlands)

Boarnsterhim municipality, Fryslân province

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[Tersoal village flag] image by Jarig Bakker, 21 Aug 2003

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Tersoal village

Tersoal (Dutch: Terzool), a village in Boarnsterhim municipality in Fryslân; it used to be in the former municipality of Rauwerderhem, northeast of the city of Sneek, in the region known as the "Lege geaën" (see Poppenwier), with a Hervormde and a Gereformeerde church. Like Grou it was an "archipelago village", cut through by a lot of canals, but this character has been ruined by the "ruilverkaveling" (re-allotment of agricultural grounds).
Nickname: Koalraepen (cabbages, especially turnip-cabbages, were grown plentiful in Tersoal).
Tersoal: coat of arms: in red three golden turnips, placed 1-2; in base a silver cabbage.
The coat of arms is inspired by the rime:
"Trije rapen en in koal,
steane yn it wapen fan Tersoal"
(three turnips and a cabbage are on the arms of Tersoal).
The Fryske Rie foar Heraldyk did first enquire whether the honorable people of Tersoal were not affronted by that rime, but the villagers told that they were mighty proud of the arms.
Flag: two vertical stripes of red and yellow, proportioned 2:1; in the red stripe a cabbage.
Source: Genealogysk Jierboekje 1986.
Encyclopedie van Friesland, 1958.
Jarig Bakker, 21 Aug 2003

Tersoal Coat of Arms

[Tersoal Coat of Arms] image from the Genealogysk Jierboekje 1986.