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Buren (The Netherlands)

Gelderland province

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Buren municipality Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net

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Buren municipality

Number of inhabitants: 26.000; area: 136,34 km². Settlements: Asch, Beusichem, Buren, Eck en Wiel, Erichem, Ingen, Kerk-Avezaath, Lienden (seat), Maurik, Ommeren, Ravenswaaij, Rijswijk, Zoelen en Zoelmond.
In 1974 Beusichem was incorporated in Buren; on 1 Jan 1999 Buren merged with Lienden and Maurik to form the new municipality of Buren.
The modern municipality is in the Betuwe region, western Gelderland, in one of the most beautiful Dutch landscapes (especially in spring). The tiny city of Buren is an old fortified town and at the end of the Middle Ages the center of a large county, which Prince William the Silent acquired by marriage in the 16th century. Queen Wilhelmina used to travel incognito as Countess van Buren (as does the probable future king Willem Alexander van Buren.)

The present flag (adopted 18 May 1999) is derived from the Coat of Arms (which was part of the Coat of Arms of William the Silent) and symbolizes the castle of Buren. And so did the old flag, (which was adopted after 1962 and wappered in Buren until 1999), included also in this message.
Jarig Bakker, 12 September 1999


Buren [Former Municipality]

former municipality of Buren Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net

Adopted 1 May 1979


Buren old Coat of Arms

[Buren Coat of Arms] image from this website.

Granted 14 Sep 1978


Beusichem [former municipality]

former Beusichem Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net

Adopted 28 Jun 1954


Beusichem Coat of Arms

[Beusichem Coat of Arms] image from this website.

Granted 20 Jul 1816


Lienden [former municipality]

former municipality of Lienden Gerard van der Vaart - Shipmate : http://www.flagchart.net

Adopted 1939


Lienden Coat of Arms

[Lienden Coat of Arms] image from this website.

Granted 17 Jul 1947


Maurik [former municipality]

former municipality of Maurik Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net

Adopted 23 Nov 1962


Maurik Coat of Arms

[Maurik Coat of Arms] image from this website.

Granted 1 Nov 1938