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Koarnwert (The Netherlands)

Wûnseradiel municipality, Fryslân province

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

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Koarnwert village

Koarnwert (Dutch: Cornwerd) is a village in Wûnseradiel municipality in the province of Fryslân.
Flag: yellow over red, divided by a black hoist-diagonal; at the hoist the narrowed municipal flag.

Arms: in bend or, noir and gules, surmounting a swan argent armed or.
The swan reminds of the large flocks of swans hibernating near the village on the IJsselmeer - some of them stay there all year.

Koarnwert is a small village (c. 100 inh.) at a stonethrow from the
Ofslútdyk (enclosuredam, which connects Holland to Fryslân and the rest of the world). Agriculture and cattle-breeding. Obe Postma, a Frisian poet, was born here.
Source: It Beaken, jrg. xxxi, # 3-4, Dec 1969
Encyclopedie van Friesland, 1958
Jarig Bakker, 8 Apr 2005


Koarnwert Coat of Arms

[Koarnwert Coat of Arms] by Jarig Bakker, 8 Apr 2005