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Hichtum (The Netherlands)

Wûnseradiel municipality, Fryslân province

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

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Hichtum village

Hichtum is a village in Wûnseradiel municipality in the province of Fryslân.
Flag: green, a yellow fly-diagonal; at the hoist the narrowed municipal flag.
Arms: Per pale 8 charges vert and or; in canton azure a fleur-de-lis argent with a couped pillarformed base.
The arms are based on the arms of the Thoe Schwartzenberg family (that is: per fess 8 charges of azure and argent). The colors are derived from the villageflag: green and yellow. The fleur-de-lis is from the arms of the Van Huyghis family, which lived at the Wybrandastins in the village.
Hichtum is a small village (c. 100 inh.), a bit north of Bolsward city. It boasts a 12th century church.
Source: It Beaken, jrg. xxxi, # 3-4, Dec 1969
Encyclopedie van Friesland, 1958
Jarig Bakker, 8 Apr 2005

Hichtum Coat of Arms

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