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Joure (The Netherlands)

Skarsterlân municipality, Fryslân province

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[Joure flag] image by Jarig Bakker, 20 Jun 2003 See also:

Joure/De Jouwer market town [vlek]

Joure / De Jouwer is the seat of Skarsterlân, Fryslân province:
coat of arms and flag have been described in the Genealogysk Jierboek van de Fryske Rie foar Heraldyk, 1991. The coat of arms on the flag is canting - hjouwer = oats.

Coat of Arms: azure a sheaf of corn with three acorns per pale, all or. The shield is surmonté by a crown of a market town or with three mulberry leaves and two pearls and on the rim three lozengy gems with in between two green oval gems; the crown is lined yellow.

Flag: three equally wide horizontal stripes red - white - blue with towards the hoist a shield with a height equal to 1/2 flag height and half white and half black with over all three oars of oats with white stems in the bottom part and the plumes black, with five seed chalices, all in the white shield-top.

The coat or arms of Joure is quite old. It can be seen on top of the side-door of the Hervormde Kerk in Joure. It reads there: "De Vlek Joure 1644" (the date of when the church was built)"
Stefan Lambregts, 19 Jun 2003

This flag is also found on the Neapolitan manuscript of 1667 [sie66] Joure is the founding place of the Douwe Egberts firm "in koffie en thee" and Sonnema Beerenburg.
Jarig Bakker, 20 Jun 2003


Joure Coat of Arms

[Joure Coat of Arms] image from this website.