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Vleuten-De Meern (The Netherlands)

Utrecht municipality, Utrecht province

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Vleuten-De Meern municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 28 Apr 1961

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Vleuten-De Meern former municipality

On 1 Jan 2001 Vleuten-De Meern became part of the municipality of Utrecht city. The municipality had been formed in 1954 by the merger of the former municipalities of Vleuten, Haarzuilens, Oudenrijn (part), and Veldhuizen (part). On 1 Jan 2000 it had a population of 19.427, and an area of 27,57 km2. Settlements: Vleuten (seat), Alendorp, De Meern, Haarzuilens, Laagnieuwkoop (part), Lage Haar, Ockhuizen, Oudenrijn, Stadsdam, Strijkviertel, Themaat, Veldhuizen.
Flag: yellow with in the center a horizontal blue stripe og ¼ flagheight; over at ¼ flaglength towards the hoist a half lion, armed blue. adopted 28 Apr 1961 by municipal resolution. 

Haarzuilens village

[Haarzuilens villageflag] by Jarig Bakker, 29 Oct 2003

Haarzuilens was a peaceful little village in the municipality of Vleuten-De Meern in Utrecht province. In 2001 the municipality and Haarzuilens became part of the mighty city of Utrecht. However until 1954 Haarzuilens had been an independent municipality, surrounding the mighty castle of "De Haar", and it had done its level best to get itself a Coat of Arms. The sorrow story is told at this webpage, as proposal after proposal was sabred down by the officials in Den Haag, just because something was lacking, and someone found it very important that a dot should be where it wasn't. It appears that the Coat of Arms was finally granted
in 1932 - but of course "De Haar" means "the hair", and don't officials love splitting hares? :-)
On an unknown date the dear Haarzuilenaars even received a villageflag: quartered red and white; on red three white diamonds; on red three stylized columns, all placed 2 and 1.
Source (a.o) Derkwillem Visser's Gemeentewapens en Vlaggen Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, 2001.
Jarig Bakker, 29 Oct 2003

Haarzuilens Coat of Arms

[Haarzuilens Coat of Arms] from this webpage.
Granted 15 Sep 1932.