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Wyns (The Netherlands)

Boarnsterhim municipality, Fryslân province

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[Wyns flag] by Jarig Bakker, 7 May 2004
adopted 22 Nov 1984; design: P. Bultsma

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Wyns village (Wijns)

Flag: five horizontal stripes of red, white, blue, white, red, proportioned 2:1:2:1:2; on the cross a nine-pointed yellow star of 2/5 flagheight.
This village was in the Middle Ages a center, seat of the district Winninghe at the Dokkumer Ie river. This district conincided with the later Oostergo shire. Winninghe consisted of two parts: the northern "nioghen" (nine), and the southern "nioghen", named after the number of representatives each part could send to official district-meetings. In the northern part were the "grytenijen" (municipalities) of Ferwerderadiel, Dongeradiel and Dantumadiel. The southern part consisted of Ljouwerteradiel, Tytsjerksteradiel and Idaarderadiel. The arms of Oostergo is red with two silver fesses. The coat of arms of Wyns is not exactly the same as the one of Oostergo, but it is based on that. The fesses have been replaced by pales. The two nine-pointed stars symbolize the old form of government. The wavy fess is the symbol of the Dokkumer Ie; this rivulet is since ages the main means of communication for Wyns with Leeuwarden and Dokkum.
Source: Doarpswapens en doarpsflaggen fan de doarpen yn de gemeente Tytsjerksteradiel, 1996.
Jarig Bakker, 6 May 2004

Wyns Coat of Arms

[Wyns Coat of Arms] by Jarig Bakker, 7 May 2004
adopted 22 Nov 1984; design: P. Bultsma

Description: in red two pales of silver, over all a wavy fess of blue, with in chief and in base a nine-pointed star, both on the central red pale.
Source: Doarpswapens en doarpsflaggen fan de doarpen yn de gemeente Tytsjerksteradiel, 1996.
Jarig Bakker, 6 May 2004