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Bolsward (The Netherlands)

Fryslân province

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bolsward municipality Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net
adopted 6 May 1955; design: G.J. Bontekoe.

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Bolsward municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 9.450; area: 9,42 km². Settlements: Bolsward city.
Bolsward/Boalsert is one of the eleven cities of Fryslân; since the municipal reorganization it contains parts of surrounding municipalities. The city folks speak a mixture of Dutch and Frisian ('Stadsfries'), which applies equally to Leeuwarden, Dokkum, Sneek and Harlingen.
Flag: "Three stripes of black and yellow, 1 : 3 : 1, with at the hoist side on the yellow a black double eagle, armed red, bearing a heart-shield of blue, charged with a white bent sinister (Westergo) over which a yellow Emperal crown, lined red."
Boalsert's flag was adopted 6 May 1955 and contains the double eagle, to which all Hanseatic cities were entitled. The heartshield is the Coat of Arms of the old division of Westergo, of which Boalsert was the center. That central position is reflected by the imperial crown within the Coat of Arms of Westergo. Source: Sierksma, Nederlands Vlaggenboek, 1962
Jarig Bakker, 19 August 1999

Bolsward Coat of Arms

[Bolsward Coat of Arms] image from this website.

Granted 30 Dec 1955.


Bolsward banner

Bolsward: simple municipal flag in bannerform. Purchased by the municipal council. Producer unknown.
(The municipal flag according to the design of Bontekoe is so expensive to produce, that the mayor decided to use the simple pattern of yellow and black. The "real" municipal flag is given by the municipal council to firms and private persons on the occasion of jubilees, etcetera)
<I suppose that the "simple" flag is "Three stripes of black and yellow, 1 : 3 : 1", as is written above.>
Source: Vexilla Nostra nr. 6 (1968).
Jarig Bakker, 8 Sep 2003