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Duiven [Municipality] (The Netherlands)

Duiven [Gemeente] (Nederland)

Last modified: 2000-11-03 by franc van diest
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Duiven municipality Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.shipmate.nl/flags.htm

 

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Municipal flag

Duiven is just outside Arnhem, southeast of it. The names could be translated 'Doves' (with an e :-) - Etymologically the name is related to 'dune' (Dutch: duin). An old folkloristic custom here was 'vendelzwaaien' - bannerthrowing. I don't know whether that has survived.

The flag was adopted 25 June 1954. The colors were derived from the municipal CoA.

Jarig Bakker, 18 September 1999







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