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Huissen (The Netherlands)

Lingewaard municipality, Gelderland province

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former municipality of Huissen Shipmate Flagchart :
Flag in use in 1986 by Mayor and Aldermen (B&W)

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Huissen former municipality

Huissen is a suburb southeast of Arnhem. In the early Middle Ages it was a riverport. The rivers changed course and Huissen became islolated as a Prussian enclave within the Netherlands. It became part of the Netherlands in 1816 (together with Duiven, Gendt and Zevenaar).
The flag has the Coat of Arms of Huiissen and was developed c. 1954/55. The old flag had the Coat of Arms covered with a crown - unlike the official Coat of Arms. This crown had been in use since 1348, when it got its city-rights from the Duke of Cleve. That crown had four pinnacles.
The Coat of Arms reminds of the Coat of Arms of Cleve and is related to the Lohengrin-motive. Red and white were typical colors of Cleve and of most cities of the Hanseatic League. - Huissen was not a member of the Hansa, though.
Jarig Bakker, 3 October 1999

The municipality of Huissen is known to use two versions of its municipal flag; I have written to the municipality about this, but so far received no adequate answer.
Hans van Heijningen, 22 May 2003

Huissen other flag

[Huissen other flag] by Jarig Bakker, 21 May 2003

Description: two equally wide horizontal stripes of white and red, with in the center the municipal arms, with a yellow citycrown of four mural towers (mural crown).
This flag is not official, but is being used as such since c. 1954-'55. The colors are derived from the municipal arms. The mural crown is not used on the municipal Coat of Arms (granted 18 Mar 1816), but it has been in use since 1348, when the Huissen received town-rights from the Duke of Cleve.
Source: Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek, 1962 [sie62]
Jarig Bakker, 21 May 2003

Huissen Coat of Arms

[Huissen Coat of Arms] image from this website.

granted 18 Mar 1816