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Hartwert (The Netherlands)
Wûnseradiel municipality, Fryslân province
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Hartwert (Dutch: Hartwerd) is a village in Wûnseradiel municipality
in the province of Fryslân.
Flag: blue, a white fly-diagonal; at the hoist the narrowed municipal
Arms: blue cross couped argent, charged with a heart gules at cross-center,
with a fleur-de-lis or in all quarters.
The white cross is for the former monastery of Bloemkamp (built 1191,
abandoned 1580), also named Oldeklooster (old monastery), a little east
The red heart, because in the Middle Ages here was the heart of the
old division of Westergoa: representatives of grietenijen (municipalities)
met here for the diet till 1322.
The fleurs-de-lis are derived from the arms of the Grey Monks (Cistercians),
who were connected to the village for nearly 400 years.
Nickname: "Hartejagers" - heart-hunters - chasing girls must
have been a major occupation of the village-youngsters.
Source: It Beaken, jrg. xxxi, # 3-4, Dec 1969
Encyclopedie van Friesland, 1958
Groot Schimpnamenboek van Nederland, by Dirk van der Heide, 1998
Jarig Bakker, 12 Apr 2005
Hartwert Coat of Arms
by Jarig Bakker, 12 Apr 2005