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Kûbaard (The Netherlands)

Littenseradiel municipality, Fryslân province

Last modified: 2014-06-28 by andrew weeks
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[Kûbaard villageflag] image by Jarig Bakker, 9 Sep 2003
adopted 1999; Design: J.C. Terluin and R.J. Broersma. See also:

Kûbaard village (Kubaard)

Kûbaard (old spelling: Kûbaerd, Dutch: Kubaard) is a village in Littenseradiel municipality, Fryslân province; it used to be in the former municipality of Hennaarderadeel with (1958) 429; (1974) 274 inhabitants. Birthplace of Petronella Moens (1762-1843), a poet, who became blind in 1766, but still wrote novels, poems, and children's books. In the 1970's several attempts were made to create a more attractive image by organizing coffee-hours and a huge campaign to get H. de Boer (CHU) elected in the municipal council. After his election the only thing ever heard of him was a loud snore :-)
Kûbaard coat of arms: diagonally divided of green and red, over all a narrow diagonal golden stripe; in green an issueing turned jumping horse silver and in red a silver rose.
Flag: diagonally from hoist top to fly bottom of green and red and over all a yellow narrow diagonal stripe of 3/10 flag height and in red a white rose of 2/5 flag height.
The golden diagonal line represents the "Slachtedyk" aka the Golden Hoop, the old dike preventing the old Middelzee from flooding Kûbaard and the rest of Westergo. The green field represents the meadows. The jumping horse symbolizes cattle-breeding and the concours hippique, organized annually in the village. The silver rose symbolizes the poetry of Petronella Moens. Silver for purety and harmony of poetry, red for the love of language.
In the flag some elements of the arms have been used.
Design: J.C. Terluin and R.J. Broersma
Source: Genealogysk Jierboekje 2001.
Encyclopedie van Friesland, 1958.
Encyclopedie van het Hedendaagse Friesland, 1978.
Jarig Bakker, 9 Sep 2003

Kûbaard coat of arms

[Kûbaard Coat of Arms] from Wapens en Flaggen fan Littenseradiel, booklet of the municipality.

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