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Buren (The Netherlands)

Gelderland province

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Buren municipality Shipmate Flagchart :

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Buren municipality

Number of inhabitants: 26.000; area: 136,34 km². Settlements: Asch, Beusichem, Buren, Eck en Wiel, Erichem, Ingen, Kerk-Avezaath, Lienden (seat), Maurik, Ommeren, Ravenswaaij, Rijswijk, Zoelen en Zoelmond.
In 1974 Beusichem was incorporated in Buren; on 1 Jan 1999 Buren merged with Lienden and Maurik to form the new municipality of Buren.
The modern municipality is 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 (adopted 18 May 1999) is derived from the Coat of Arms (which was part of the Coat of Arms 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.
Jarig Bakker, 12 September 1999

Buren [Former Municipality]

former municipality of Buren Shipmate Flagchart :

Adopted 1 May 1979

Buren old Coat of Arms

[Buren Coat of Arms] image from this website.

Granted 14 September 1978

Beusichem [former municipality]

former Beusichem Shipmate Flagchart :

Adopted 28 June 1954

Beusichem Coat of Arms

[Beusichem Coat of Arms] image from this website.

Granted 20 July 1816

Lienden [former municipality]

former municipality of Lienden Gerard van der Vaart - Shipmate :

Adopted 1939

Lienden Coat of Arms

[Lienden Coat of Arms] image from this website.

Granted 17 July 1947

Maurik [former municipality]

former municipality of Maurik Shipmate Flagchart :

Adopted 23 November 1962

Maurik Coat of Arms

[Maurik Coat of Arms] image from this website.

Granted 1 November 1938


Zoelen image located by Valentin Poposki, 15 December 2023


Until 1978, the Zoelen flag was the municipal flag of the former municipality. The flag was discontinued as a municipal flag in 1978 when the municipality of Zoelen was merged with Buren.

The flag is a square flag consisting of two strips of equal height in the colors yellow and blue, the white canton on the left depicts the municipal coat of arms of Zoelen, a red cross on white.

Valentin Poposki, 15 December 2023