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De Ronde Venen (The Netherlands)

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De Ronde Venen municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
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De Ronde Venen municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 34.499; area: 84,84 km². Settlements: Mijdrecht (seat), Amstelhoek, De Hoef, Vinkeveen, Waverveen, Wilnis.
De Ronde Venen municipality was formed on 1 Jan 1989 by the merger of the municipalities of Vinkeveen en Waverveen, Mijdrecht, and Wilnis.

De Ronde Venen Coat of Arms

[De Ronde Venen Coat of Arms] image from Ralf Hartemin's site.

Granted 17 Jul 1989.

Mijdrecht former municipality

[Mijdrecht flag] by Jarig Bakker, 10 Jul 2003

Mijdrecht was until 1 Jan 1989 a municipality; it was then merged with Vinkeveen en Waverveen, and Wilnis, to form the new municipality of De Ronde Venen, with its seat in Mijdrecht.

Description of the old Mijdrecht flag:
Three stripes white - red - white, proportioned 1:4:1; in the center of the red stripe a turned Agnus Dei with cross-banner, all white and stepping on the white stripe; on the white cross of the Agnus Dei is a shortened red cross.
Instituted by the former municipal council on 17 May 1963.
I've used Ralf Hartemink's Mijdrecht Coat of Arms for this.
Source: Derkwillem Visser's Gemeentevlaggen en wapens Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, 2001.
Jarig Bakker, 10 Jul 2003

Wilnis former municipality

[Wilnis flag] Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 26 Nov 1962

Flagdescription: seven horizontal stripes of white and green, proportioned 2:1.
Adopted 26 Nov 1962 by municipal resolution.
The population of Wilnis was 3.600 in the settlements Wilnis (seat), Groot-Mijdrecht, Noorden (part), Woerdens Verlaat.
On 1 Jan 1989 it became part of the new municipality of De Ronde Venen. In 2003 it became world-famous because in a very dry summer it was hit by flooding, caused by extreme draught.