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Granted 28 Nov 2001
The left half (azure - yellow chessboard and ermine canton) refers to the Coat of Arms of Hemmen, an element of the Coat of Arms of Valburg.
The red tower in the yellow right half refers to the two castles of Heteren: the Nijburg (halfway between Randwijk and Heteren) and the "Roode Toren" (Red Tower) between Heteren and Driel.
The center of the Coat of Arms has been reserved for Saint Werenfridus, a remarkable element of the Coat of Arms of Elst. It pictures the coffin of the patron saint of Elst, who floats to his last resting place in Elst.
Elst is nearly synonymous with 'fruit of the Betuwe'. It is between
the big cities of Arnhem and Nijmegen and gets once every year attention
by the 4-days walk ('Vierdaagse')
The flag is a combination of the Dutch RWB and the Gelderland BYN <which is a pity; on the municipal Coat of Arms is a coffin, representing St. Werenfridus, the patron saint of Elst and Westervoort, floating on the water>
Jarig Bakker, 21 September 1999
Heteren is southwest of Arnhem in the eastern Betuwe.
The old flag was horizontal RYB, derived from the municipal Coat of Arms. To make the superficial observer completely aware of that the Coat of Arms has been put on the new flag.
Jarig Bakker, 29 September 1999