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Maasdriel (The Netherlands)

Gelderland province

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Maasdriel new flag Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted on 5 Apr 2001

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Maasdriel municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 23.582; area: 75,49 km². Settlements: Kerkdriel (seat), Alem, Ammerzoden, Hedel, Heerewaarden, Hoenzadriel, Hurwenen, Rossum, Velddriel, Well, Wellseind.
Maasdriel was formed by the merger on 1 Jan 1999 of the former municipalities of Ammerzoden, Hedel, Heerewaarden, Maasdriel, and Rossum.
New flag adopted on 5 Apr 2001

Maasdriel Coat of Arms

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

Granted 18 Aug 2000.

Maasdriel former flag

Maasdriel municipality Shipmate Flagchart :

Maasdriel is a municipality in the Bommeler Waard, just north of 's Hertogenbosch. Its proper name should be Driel, but there is another village with the same name (in Heteren municipality), so it was given the adjective of the river it lies on in 1943.
The flag was adopted 8 June 1956, derived from the municipal Coat of Arms
Jarig Bakker, 6 October 1999

Ammerzoden [Former Municipality]

former municipality of Ammerzoden Shipmate Flagchart :

adopted 12 Mar 1953.

Hedel [Former Municipality]

former municipality of Hedel Shipmate Flagchart :

never officially adopted.

Heerewaarden [Former Municipality]

former municipality of Heerenwaarden Shipmate Flagchart :

The triangle should be RED instead of orange
The church (from the coats of arms) should be YELLOW instead of white.
I'm the one that can know it, because I designed the flag about 20 years ago.
Hans van Heijningen, 15 Feb 2003

Rossum [Former Municipality]

former municipality of Rossum Shipmate Flagchart :

The parrot is from the seal of Gerard van Rossem (1276) and has always been used by the van Rossum family, the most significant person being Maarten van Rossum (1478-1555).
Source: Sierksma, De Gemeentewapens van Nederland 1960.
Jarig Bakker, 2 May 2003

Historical flags of Rossum

Rossum 1954 Shipmate Flagchart :

Rossum 1938 Shipmate Flagchart :

flag changed in 1992.