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Munnekezijl (The Netherlands)

Kollumerland en Nieuwkruisland, Fryslân province

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[Munnekezijl flag]  image by Jarig Bakker, 15 May 2003 See also:

Munnekezijl village (Muntsjesyl)

Munnekezijl / Muntsjesyl: "Flag: Chequy, blue and white of nine rectangles on three horizontal stripes; the central rectangle is red.
Colors: cobaltblue, clear-red and white.
In 1471 the monks of Gerkesklooster built a lock ("zijl") NNE of Burum, hence the name of the village; the flag is in analogy of Burum.
Nickname: Kûdieven (cow-thieves; Long time ago a cow was stolen in Munnekezijl. The police found late at night the thief's house and saw the cow ruminating in the closet-bedstead (bedstee)).
Source: information from Kollumerland municipality.

Munnekezijl Coat of Arms

[Munnekezijl Coat of Arms] from Ralf Hartemink's website.

Coat of arms registered in the Genealogysk Jierboek 1976