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Veenendaal (The Netherlands)
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adopted 8 May 1980; design: Stichting Banistiek & Heraldiek.
Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 60.673; area: 19,81 km²; Settlements:
Flag: five stripes black - yellow - blue - yellow - black, proportioned
3:5:4:5:3, of which the second and fifth stripe are widened swallowtailed
Adopted 8 May 1980; design: Stichting Banistiek & Heraldiek.
The colors yelloow and blue are derived from the municipal arms. with
of black, a functional addition.
The pattern is a symbolic representation of the geography and history
of the municipality. In center is the blue stripe, the Bisschop Davidsgrift
(canal), surrounded by two yellow stripes (the former double unity of Stichts
(= Utrecht) and Gelders Veenendaal), symbolizing welfare. All enclosed
by the black profiles of the former fields of peat-diggers, which used
to be the main means of income of the population, before cigars made their
Stefan Lambregts, 23 Nov 2009
Veenendaal old flag
image by Jarig Bakker, 30 Oct 2003
Description: two equally wide horizontal stripes of yellow and blue.
This flag was not official, but was used as such. The colors are derived
from the municipal arms.
Source: Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek, 1962 [sie62].
Jarig Bakker, 30 Oct 2003
Veenendaal Coat of Arms
image from the Veenendaal municipal
Granted 11 Sep 1816.
The ship was originally a one-mast peat-ship. (eenmastturfschip).
The cause for later elaborations is not known.