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Duiven (The Netherlands)

Gelderland province

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Duiven municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 25 June 1954

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Duiven municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 26.043; area: 35,15 km². Settlements: Duiven (seat), Groessen, Loo.
Duiven is just outside Arnhem, southeast of it. The names could be translated 'Pigeons' - 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 Coat of Arms.
Jarig Bakker, 18 September 1999

Duiven Coat of Arms

[Duiven Coat of Arms] image from Ralf Hartemink's site.

Granted 10 Sep 1923