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Giessenlanden (The Netherlands)

Zuid-Holland province

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Giessenlanden municipality Shipmate Flagchart :
Adopted 25 Sep 1986 Other Giessenlanden pages: See also:

Giessenlanden municipality

Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 14.341; area: 65,19 km². Settlements: Hoornaar (seat), Arkel, Giessenburg, Giessen-Oudekerk, Hoogblokland, Noordeloos, Schelluinen
The municipality of Giessenlanden was formed on 1 Jan 1986 by the merger of the former municipalities of Arkel, Giessenburg. Hoogblokland, Hoornaar, Noordeloos, and Schelluinen. The name refers to the small river Giessen.

Giessenlanden Coat of Arms

Giessenlanden Coat of ArmsInternational Civic Arms :

Granted 10 Dec 1986

Giessenburg [former municipality]

former Giessenburg Shipmate Flagchart :

Adopted 28 Mar 1961.The colors are derived from the municipal arms; the wavy stripe reminds of the river Giessen.

Schelluinen [former municipality]

former Schelluinen Shipmate Flagchart :

Adopted 2 Apr 1962. Emblem and colors are derived from the municipal arms. The pinnacled dividing line reminds of the old hunting lodge of the Van Arkel family, while the vertical division is a referral to the position of Schelluinen in regards to the river De Vliet.