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Druten (The Netherlands)

Gelderland province

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Druten municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 23 Feb1984

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Druten municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 17.461; area: 42,50 km². Settlements: Druten (seat), Afferden, Deest, Horssen, Puiflijk.
Afferden, Deest and Puiflijk were added to Druten in 1818; Horssen in 1984.
Druten lies some kilometers west of Nijmegen in the riverlandscape of Waal and Maas. Tobacco was grown here.
The flag was adopted 23 Feb1984; it is derived from the municipal Coat of Arms; the green stripe seems to symbolize the fertile stroke of land between the big rivers Maas and Waal. The lion is derived from the provincial Coat of Arms of Gelderland.
Jarig Bakker, 17 September 1999

Druten former flag

[Druten former flag] by Jarig Bakker, 19 September 2004

Before the merger with Horssens the old municipality of Druten used a flag with three equally wide horizontal stripes of white - green - white, with on the green stripe four red five-pointed stars. The stars represented the four villages Afferden, Deest, Druten and Puiflijk. Flag adopted 27 Oct 1965.
Source: Derkwillem Visser's Gemeentevlaggen en wapens Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, 2001.
Jarig Bakker, 19 September 2004

Unofficial Historical flag

old flag Druten Shipmate Flagchart :

The old flag was divided horizontally white and green, with in the canton a horizontally three-striped flag BYN. It was not official and was also derived from the Coat of Arms (the green bar), while in the canton the colors were from the Gelderland provincial flag
Jarig Bakker, 17 September 1999

Druten Coat of Arms

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

Granted 4 May 1984