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Buren [Gelderland, Municipality] (The Netherlands)

Buren [Gelderland, Gemeente] (Nederland)

Last modified: 2001-06-15 by franc van diest
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Buren municipality Shipmate Flagchart :

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Municipal flag

The modern municipality is an amalgamation of the former municipalities of Buren, Lienden and Maurik. It's in the Betuwe region, western Gelderland, in one of the most beautiful Dutch landscapes (especially in spring). The tiny city of Buren is an old fortified town and at the end of the Middle Ages the center of a large county, which Prince William the Silent acquired by marriage in the 16th century. Queen Wilhelmina used to travel incognito as Countess van Buren (as does the probable future king Willem Alexander van Buren.

The present flag is derived from the CoA (which was part of the CoA of William the Silent) and symbolizes the castle of Buren. And so did the old flag, (which was adopted after 1962 and wappered in Buren until 1999), included also in this message.
BTW - it looks like the 'old' flag contains at least a symbol of the old municipality of Lienden, in which case...

Jarig Bakker, 12 September 1999

Buren [Former Municipality]

Buren [voormalige gemeente]

former municipality of Buren Shipmate Flagchart :

Lienden [former municipality]

Lienden [voormalige gemeente]

former municipality of Lienden Gerard van der Vaart - Shipmate :

Maurik [former municipality]

Maurik [voormalige gemeente]

former municipality of Maurik Shipmate Flagchart :


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