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Zurich (The Netherlands)

Wûnseradiel municipality, Fryslân province

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

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Zurich village

Zurich / Surch is not only a place in Switzerland, but also a tiny village in Fryslân, the first settlement one sees when travelling over the "Afsluitdijk" (Enclosuredam), in the municipality of Wûnseradiel. As André van der Loo recently wrote, the inhabitants didn't want to Frisify their placename, as it would take no more Swiss to visit the village. Its original name was "Zuderinghe", which meant something like "Southern corner", possibly related to the town of Harlingen. In 1958 it had 340
inhabitants. In 1974 the number had dwindled to 196, mainly because the road from the Afsluitdijk to Leeuwarden and Heerenveen didn't run anymore through the village.
But Zurich has a flag, on this website is a small image. It consists of a red field with a diagonal yellow stripe from top hoist to fly bottom. To the hoist is a small blue stripe, split in the middle by a small white stripe.
Jarig Bakker, 13 May 2003

Zurich Coat of Arms

[Zurich Coat of Arms] from this website.