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adopted 25 June 1954
Number of inhabitants (1 Jan 2003): 26.043; area: 35,15 km². Settlements:
Duiven (seat), Groessen, Loo.
Duiven is just outside Arnhem, southeast of it. The names could be
translated 'Pigeons' - Etymologically the name is related to 'dune' (Dutch:
duin). An old folkloristic custom here was 'vendelzwaaien'
- bannerthrowing. I don't know whether that has survived.
The flag was adopted 25 June 1954. The colors were derived from the
municipal Coat of Arms.
Jarig Bakker, 18 September 1999
Duiven Coat of Arms
image from Ralf Hartemink's site.
Granted 10 Sep 1923