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Geldermalsen (The Netherlands)

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Geldermalsen municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 10 Sep 1978

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Geldermalsen municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 25.511; area: 100,00 km². Settlements: Geldermalsen (seat), Acquoy, Beesd, Buurmalsen, Deil, Enspijk, Gellicum, Meteren, Rhenoy, Rumpt, Tricht.
Geldermalsen is another Betuwe (west-Gelderland) municipality in the landscape of the big rivers. The present municipality was founded 1 Jan 1978 by the merger of the former municipalities of Beesd, Buurmalsen, Deil and Geldermalsen.
A flag with horizontal stripes YRYR was adopted 6 Dec. 1955, which colors were derived from the municipal Coat of Arms.
The new flag (adopted 10 Sep 1978) has to the hoist the colors of the province of Gelderland.
Jarig Bakker, 24 September 1999

Geldermalsen new Coat of Arms

[Geldermalsen new Coat of Arms] image after the Geldermalsen municipal website.
Granted 15 Dec 1978.

The arms are derived form the arms of the counts of Bentheim (nowadays in Germany). The counts owned in the 12th-14th century a castle and grounds in Geldermalsen. Even though the village was owned by other families ever since, the arms remained the Bentheim arms.
After the merger between Gelderlmalsen and three neighbouring municipalities symbols were added to the arms: a horse for Deil and a column for Buurmalsen. In addition a fleur-de-lis was added to represent two other villages in the municipality; Meteren and Rumpt. The top of the shield was made gold, similarly as in the arms of Beesd.

Geldermalsen Coat of Arms

[Geldermalsen Coat of Arms] image from the Geldermalsen municipal website.

Granted 24 Dec 1918.

Historical flag

Old Geldermalsen Shipmate Flagchart :

Adopted 6 Dec 1955