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This village is in southwest Fryslân. It was part of the former
municipality of Hemelumer Oldeferd. Not to be confused with nearby Oudega
in Wymbritseradiel and Oudega in Smallingerland.
Âldegea / Oudega, municipality of Gaasterlân-Sleat.
Flag: In blue a yellow lozenge touching all sides of the flag, charged with a red castle with hipped roof, illumated and two windows opened. The castle with a height of 7/10 flagheight. The lozenge with towards the hoist top and bottom a yellow peat-block with dimensions 2/15 flagheight x 1/6 flaglength and placed on 1/12 flagheight of resp. the top, the hoist and
the bottom of the flag.
The Coat of Arms is based on the old Coat of Arms of the former polderboard "De Groote Noordwolderpolder". (That Coat of Arms was designed by J.C.J. Tjessinga and granted by royal resolution of 29 Jan 1936, # 61). The village is in the center of this former polderboard. It was also the place, where Yge Gales van Galama lived on the "stins"- castle, which is why this stins has been adopted on this Coat of Arms; the fleur-de-lis is from the Galama arms.
The three peat-blocks designate that this was an old peat-digging area.
The colors point at the water, which is found plentyful in this area (blue). the higher sandy soils (yellow), with the red color designating the brick houses of the village.
The flag was derived from the Coat of Arms and is self-evident.
Source: Genealogysk Jierboekje 1992.
Vexilla Nostra jg. 27 (181)-73.
Jarig Bakker, 17 Aug 2003
Coat of Arms: in blue a yellow lozenge, touching all sides of the shield, charged
with a red castle with a hipped roof and two windows, illuminated and opened.
The castle with three black peat-blocks, placed to the right, to the left
and below the castle. The lozenge with in the top right corner of the shield
a golden fleur-de-lis.