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Jistrum (The Netherlands)

Tytsjerksteradiel municipality, Fryslân province

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[Jistrum flag] by Jarig Bakker, 5 May 2004
adopted 22 Nov 1984; design: P. Bultsma

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Jistrum village (Eestrum)

Flagdescription: Flechtskean dield yn grien en giel, yn it grien in wite skieppekop fan 'e side sjoen.
That is: Diagonally divided from hoist-bottom to fly-top green and yellow; in green a white sheep's head facing the hoist.
According to the book "de miene doarpsgrûnen fan Eastergoa" of Mr. D.J. Cuipers the village name can best be explained as sheep's-cage. That is why a sheep's head has been taken on flag and arms. Jistrum was an agricultural village with a lot of wheat-cultivation. Oats were also grown, but only for fodder.
In the flag the separation is shown between high and low lying areas of the village: the low meadows along the Burgumermar and the high lying agricultural grounds on the Ies.
Jistrum (Dutch: Eestrum) has c. 800 inhabitants and a church dating from 1230.
Source: Doarpswapens en doarpsflaggen fan de doarpen yn de gemeente Tytsjerksterdiel, 1996.
Jarig Bakker, 7 November 2000

Jistrum Coat of Arms

[Jistrum Coat of Arms] by Jarig Bakker, 5 May 2004
adopted 22 Nov 1984; design: P. Bultsma

Description: per pale: I. in silver a green wheat-ear of two leaves; II. in green a silver sheep's head viewed from the side.
Source: Doarpswapens en doarpsflaggen fan de doarpen yn de gemeente Tytsjerksterdiel, 1996.
Jarig Bakker, 7 November 2000