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Niawier (The Netherlands)
Dongeradeel municipality, Fryslân province
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Niawier village (Nijewier)
Flag: Diagonally divided from hoist-bottom to fly-top of yellow and green;
in yellow the red Jerusalemcross from the arms of 1/2 flagheight.
Niawier (Frisian: Nijewier) had 1-1-1999 409 inhabitants. The name
means 'new mound', a strange name for a village, which was probably there
in 1224 A.D. The monastery Sion was founded there c. 1195 and was left
in 1580. At present it is an agricultural community.
The flag of Niawier has the Oostdongeradeel diagonal division; the
green color symbolizes the 'wier' or terp, while yellow is for the golden
corn-ears. Finally the Jerusalem cross refers to the old Sion monastery
with one of the old Utrecht bishopric colors.
Jarig Bakker, 1 November 2000
Niawier Coat of Arms
by Jarig Bakker, 3 May 2004
Description: "In gold a green mound issuing from base with in chief
a red Jerusalem cross, consisting of a cross potent, in the corners with
four ordinary crosses.
Source: "Anoniem, 1994 (Wapens en vlaggen van Dongeradeel)".