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Beesd (The Netherlands)

Geldermalsen municipality, Gelderland province

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[Beesd former flag] by Jarig Bakker, 6 Apr 2005
Flag adopted 21 Mar 1963; design: unknown

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Beesd former municipality

The municipality of Beesd in the Betuwe region in Gelderland province, was abolished in 1978 and merged with the newly formed municipality of Geldermalsen.
The flag of Beesd was: seven vertical stripes of red and blue, proportioned 7:2:2:2:2:2:7; the blue stripes charged with turned
white vairclocks, placed 3,4,3.
It is not quite a banner of arms for reasons unknown.
Flag adopted 21 Mar 1963; design: unknown.
Source: Vexilla Nostra 15 (111), p. 120
Jarig Bakker, 6 Apr 2005

Beesd Coat of Arms

[Beesd Coat of Arms]  from Ralf Hartemink's site.
granted 20 Jul 1816

Description: Gules three pales vaired
The arms are derived from the family van Beesd, which was known since the 14th century, and belongs to the so-called "De Cock Chatillon"-arms, found in several Betuwe-municipalities.
Jarig Bakker, 6 Apr 2005